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post #11 of 39
What about dialup price?! It's so "cheap"
post #12 of 39
I'd say 5-6 out of 10 people do not understand the difference in the speed. There are a lot of small towns here in Indiana if ask most of people they say dial-up is fine until they see how fast DSL or Cable is. Then it's a completely different story. Then there are those people who just like keeping in contact with friends and family with emails and really have no need for high speed.....until someone sends a butt load of family vacation photos
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I've grown fantastically impatient with the internet having become completely accustomed to broadband (I've had cable since '98 at the latest).

The people that don't have broadband likely don't know what they're missing.
Seriously, I can't even handle 1.5Mbps. I want some 10Mbps or greater already! I know that sort of thing is already available in some areas, but I guess I'm not that lucky.
    
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post #15 of 39
Lol , whoever those people are , ISP's need to quit wasting resources/time on them. They need to come out here , id pay a premium for dsl or cable.
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My grandma says she doesn't care. I see if she wants to upgrade to dsl, and she doesn't show much interest.
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post #17 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Some people just might not have a need for broadband. Why pay extra for more bandwidth when all you do is email and simple tasks like that?
Because even e-mail is painfully slow on dialup. I'm sorry but these people are stalling progression! :swearing: Some DSL is as cheap as $19.99 a month!! And that's what AOL charges, so what is that excuse about price again?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Some people just might not have a need for broadband. Why pay extra for more bandwidth when all you do is email and simple tasks like that?
Man i can't even check my email properly on decent web based clients with a 0.25k connection (30kbps down.)
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I've grown fantastically impatient with the internet having become completely accustomed to broadband (I've had cable since '98 at the latest).

The people that don't have broadband likely don't know what they're missing.
OFT.

Now if we could start to figure out where the Federal subsidy money for telecom infrastructure went and get it to work actually laying more fiber so that the nation that pioneered broadband could increase our speeds to roughly level with Western Europe, or preferably Japan, that would be awesome.
post #20 of 39
i'm on 33.6k dialup, and i hate it... it's so pointless... i can't even download games off of STEAM...

if i had the opportunity to be on DSL right now, i'd make use of it...
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