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View Poll Results: Do You Use High Speed Internet Connection or Dial-up?
High Speed 21 91.30%
Dial-Up 2 8.70%
There's a difference? 0 0%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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DSL has only been available to me for two years, and i've had it for a little over a year; 1.5Mb is the fastest available to me though. The 3 years prior to that we had a wimax service provided by the city. Fastest speeds available were 768Kb down, 80Kb up. And before that it was dial-up.

Most households outside any city limits here do not have access to high-speed internet, other than a 3G wireless card or satellite.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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Very interesting feedback. Thanks to all of you who have posted.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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And dial up will still work in a power outage(at least until your laptop battery dies anyway).
I have my cable modem and router on a UPS, and since they draw so little power it holds them for about 8 hours. The PC on the UPS uses powerchute to do a shutdown after power has been off for 1 minute, to reduce the draw.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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We have both cable and dial up internet service. I keep both since cable isn't that reliable where I live and we must have the net for my wife's job.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Does anyone still use dial-up anymore? Even my technophobe parents, who are pushing 70, have DSL.

I, being a technophile, have had high speed internet since 1999. Back then, less than 1% of the population had it.
I have (had - I'm supposed to be retired ) with dial-up. They had no reason for high speed since it was only for email and an occasional game download.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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High-speed cable internet. I can't imagine going back to dial-up now. To go back to dial-up would mean going back to the overpriced landline phone company (Verizon), and that's something I won't do.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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A recent post on another thread got me curious as to how many people actually still use dial-up connections. I live in a small town in Panama, up in the hills, and even I have high speed internet. So what do you use/have???
I've been high speed since I became one of the initial users of US West's RADSL in the Twin Cities back in the fall of 1998 (640kbps down, 256kbps up using a Cisco 675).

I've moved to Time Warner's Roadrunner cablemodem services in 1999 when I moved from Bloomington, MN to Eden Prairie, switched to a Charter cablemodem in 2004 when we moved to Smyrna, GA, and switched to Comcast cablemodem in 2005 when we bought this house in Mableton.

All of the connections seemed reliable. Things have gotten faster over the years!
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The people on dial-up are still waiting for this page to load.
Nuh-uh. I'd be using lynx or links.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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People in some rural areas still have no choice in the matter - dial-up is their only option. The number of those areas is dwindling, but they still exist.
What about satellite internet access?

Satellite Internet access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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It stinks.
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