Originally Posted by WS65711
I had a CompuServe email address in like 1982. Used to have to pay about $25 per hour to log on to CIS at 300 baud.
I still have my old Hayes Smartmodem somewhere....
Of course, even at 300 Baud, it didn't feel that slow since it was all text at that point. Dial-up in the late 90's sucked when web sites started getting more "pretty" than functional. I'd say my load speeds were about as quick at 300 baud back then as they were in 1996 at 56Kb/s when graphics started fattening up the web.
...not too mention the late 90's rang in dial-up services that were sold beyond capacity. I spent more tme reconnecting than downloading content.Edited by NetworkTV - 1/5/13 at 4:30pm