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#24305 - 04/09/03 06:29 PM What type of Internet Connection?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
As a companion to the Resolution thread;

What type of Internet Connection do you have, or usually come here with?
Dialup? 28.8 56k Cable Modem etc?

I figure that at some point we can be less concerned about page loading times, which is affected by picture size and resolutions etc. But I think that many people are still on dialup connections.


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#24306 - 04/09/03 06:35 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
golf junkie Offline

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
Cable modem here. Once you've gone broadband, you'll never go back!


#24307 - 04/09/03 06:47 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Cable Modem at home, which is where I surf the most. I do have dial up 56k at the shop just for emergency info. Cable or DSl is the only way to go and I agree, once you try broadband, you'll never go back.

#24308 - 04/09/03 07:02 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8549
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I've got dial-up 56k, here.
Broadband is way too expensive to have at home, over here, it's cost limits it to commercial use.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#24309 - 04/09/03 07:07 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
fla sparkey Offline

Registered: 08/03/02
Posts: 46
Loc: Winter Haven, Florida USA
I've had cable modem at my house for about 2 years now. Dial up service was just way too slow.

#24310 - 04/09/03 07:17 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
DSL here. Had it about 2 years, and am quite happy with it. The connection is shared with 2 other computers via a router/firewall, with no noticeable speed loss.

#24311 - 04/09/03 07:18 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
Dial-up here. I wish I could get DSL, but the way I use the internet, the current
financial situation here, and the fact that the DSL provider available to me has only a full rate DSL plan, basically calculates as no DSL. If they had a DSL lite plan, I'd jump right at it.

#24312 - 04/09/03 07:38 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
caselec Offline

Registered: 04/14/02
Posts: 557
Loc: San Jose, CA
I have had cable modem access for about 4 years and can't imagine what it would be like to go back to dial up.

Curt Swartz

#24313 - 04/09/03 07:40 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
jb Offline

Registered: 03/01/02
Posts: 27
Loc: kentucky
DSL - 2 years and loving it

#24314 - 04/09/03 07:51 PM Re: What type of Internet Connection?
bigrockk Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Middle of Canada
Cable modem here for the last 4 years. Love all that bandwidth!!

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