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I'm new to the forum and see that lots of picture-heavy posts have a 56k warning in the title. Are there many people still using dialup (bee-boo-ba-buu-bee-boo-bee:smile:)?
 

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I doubt there are many dialup users and more, however it is a standard way to show that it is bandwidth intensive. While most people have broadband, I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more people hitting the forum from a mobile device which may or may not have a quick data connection. I've pulled the site up on my andriod before and if I'm not on 3G it can be slow.
 

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Just to add:

A friend of mine uses a Verizon Air Card for his only internet connection. They no longer offer any type of unlimited service so he is stuck with the 5 GB / month limit. He sometimes has to be careful if we play games online too much.

I'm sure there are others who do the same in order to avoid having to hardwire a coax cable to a modem and then go from there.
 

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I doubt there are many dialup users and more, however it is a standard way to show that it is bandwidth intensive. While most people have broadband, I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more people hitting the forum from a mobile device which may or may not have a quick data connection. I've pulled the site up on my andriod before and if I'm not on 3G it can be slow.
you would be surprised. there still lot of places that cant get high speed out there. metro cities are wired but out in the country it might be iffy. look how much the gov throws at trying to get a full broadband network laid. also look how much the operators fight to keep the standards low of what broadband means.
 

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I live in a rural area, and many of the surrounding towns cannot get high speed. Some of my friends cannot get access to cable or dsl internet and there are no plans to make it available to the customers in the near future.
 

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im sure dial up is still out there. i cant imagine myself going back to dial up. and did you know we have pretty slow internet compare to other countries? some country such as korea's internet is 4x faster than our fastest internet.
 

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Living in a Washington DC suburb, I get 20 Gbps down and 5 Gbps up. They do offer 20 Gbps up and down but that costs extra. That's pay off for high realestate taxes and extreme traffic congestion I guess.
 

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you would be surprised. there still lot of places that cant get high speed out there. metro cities are wired but out in the country it might be iffy. look how much the gov throws at trying to get a full broadband network laid. also look how much the operators fight to keep the standards low of what broadband means.
I live in a rural area, and many of the surrounding towns cannot get high speed. Some of my friends cannot get access to cable or dsl internet and there are no plans to make it available to the customers in the near future.
I have family members that live in areas where the only choice is dial-up or satellite.
How horrible! Poor people. :( One more reason not to live outside a city.
 

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im sure dial up is still out there. i cant imagine myself going back to dial up. and did you know we have pretty slow internet compare to other countries? some country such as korea's internet is 4x faster than our fastest internet.
lol i would say faster then that. from what i read they have symmetrical 100mbps at a very very low price.
 

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Wow, I don't know how I did it. I just got internet from the cable company in Feb 2005.

The funny part though, was after a hurricane in 2004 (Charlie Jeanne or Francis, can't remember which), when we had no power, but for some reason had the land line phone working, I hooked up my laptop and still had internet... until my battery ran out.
 

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just to brag, I get 50mbs up and down through fiber-optic connection :tongue:
 
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