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Old 07-30-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I am about to move to a rural area where DSL service is not available. I am cringing on the inside. I learned the internet with a T1 connection and DSL is slow to me, I can't imagine how I am going to live with dial up. That $700 satellite + $70/mo is starting to sound better to me all the time........
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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The fact is that many peole don't have any use for the internt at all. I have many firends who are too busy making money in their business to be bothered.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Default I see dead people

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The fact is that many peole don't have any use for the internt at all. I have many firends who are too busy making money in their business to be bothered.
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

I wonder if your friends realize that they could be getting free stuff from the Internet? Check Craig’s List and you’ll see there’s a Free section- as in doesn’t cost you money. Your friends could get that free stuff and then resell it on sites like EBay to make a little extra spending cash.

In the final analysis the Internet is just a tool. Some use it to get wealthy, stay informed or to keep in touch with friends and even make new ones. Regardless, just like any other tool it’s only as good or worthwhile as the users imagination allows.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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My cable isp is far from perfect,but there's no way I'd ever go back to dial-up! I finally took the plunge last year after 8 years of dial-up,and I can't believe I made it that long.

My parents finally got cable internet also. It was PAINFUL to surf the web at their house before they did.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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Default Relevant article

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Broadband use jumps without a state push

When Americans put their minds to it, they can almost always find the single dark cloud in an otherwise clear sky.

Consider recent news on the consumer technology front: In just one year - March 2007 to April 2008 - the use of broadband technology jumped from 47 percent of U.S. households to 55 percent. That's a healthy pace for almost any relatively new technology, particularly in a time of economic stress. And it comes on the heels of a 6 percent boost the year before.

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

I wonder if your friends realize that they could be getting free stuff from the Internet? Check Craig’s List and you’ll see there’s a Free section- as in doesn’t cost you money. Your friends could get that free stuff and then resell it on sites like EBay to make a little extra spending cash.

In the final analysis the Internet is just a tool. Some use it to get wealthy, stay informed or to keep in touch with friends and even make new ones. Regardless, just like any other tool it’s only as good or worthwhile as the users imagination allows.
So, what has this got to do with 'domestic issues' alluded to earlier?
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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So, what has this got to do with 'domestic issues' alluded to earlier?
Quote from the article directly above your post.
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It's also a hopeful indicator of future economic activity, as broadband becomes more critical by the day to commerce, medicine, education and government.
My example shows how the Internet is a dynamic tool for commerce which is a domestic issue if it helps cash-strapped Americans get out of the credit crisis we hear so much about.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The fact is that many peole don't have any use for the internt at all. I have many firends who are too busy making money in their business to be bothered.
More people then what i thought do not use the internet much & many just use it to pay bills,etc. Unfortunately when i go to the local library to use a computer the waiting list is long esp during the summer, school breaks & weekends.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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More people then what i thought do not use the internet much & many just use it to pay bills,etc. Unfortunately when i go to the local library to use a computer the waiting list is long esp during the summer, school breaks & weekends.
Nothing like bringing back another thread thats one day shy of being 5 years old....
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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I can understand some not wanting to pay for broadband who have limited use for internet. I know some my self who only use it for certain things that doesn't include much really. Same as some have no use for anything but antenna TV .I can remember pretty much being that way when I was a teen.
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