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SharpyWarpy 12-08-2012 03:05 PM

Just moved from an area with only dial up
 
I just moved and now I have DSL. It's roughly 100 times the speed of the dial up connection I had before my move. It is difficult to grasp the difference in speed. Pardon me now while I slow down my brain. I might have to reset some modes. I think I might have crossed the international date line, but I don't know how.

onebuck 12-13-2012 08:23 AM

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Hi,

I remember when we moved to the country. Going from a T1 to dial-up, talk about crawling. I was the first to get DSL out here, just 10,800 ft from the PO with a -9db noise level for lines. I had prepared for this by getting the phone company to replace lines & upgrade central services for the dial-up. Before the repairs, noise was BAD even for dial-up!

All lines are now underground with clean junctions. A FDDI infrastructure (national network) passes through but cannot get connection because of secure DOD which are host connect only. Many local higher education (Universities & colleges) that are DOD hosts/hubs do have access.

Major cities are now upgrading infrastructures but we poor rural residents or small rural companies are not afforded such support yet. Talk about speed! Very envious for some of my colleagues who do have access. But I prefer living out here without the hassles of the city so DSL will do. :)

So I can relate to your change over. :)

jefro 12-13-2012 12:30 PM

I spent quite a long time on dial up as slow as 2400 baud paying long distance charges to a bulletin board to get source code.


I can't get my att dsl fixed. You'd think that would be easy.


Faster ISP's also mean more risk.

Wim Sturkenboom 12-24-2012 01:19 AM

I can remember switching to broadband. Indeed a difference of day and night.

Fortunately, sometimes the speed goes down to dial-up speeds; so I can have that good old feeling :)

Oh, and if you call it in, some call center employees advise to run speedtest; very useful if you can barely load the page :(

onebuck 12-24-2012 08:23 AM

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Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom (Post 4855892)
I can remember switching to broadband. Indeed a difference of day and night.

Fortunately, sometimes the speed goes down to dial-up speeds; so I can have that good old feeling :)

Oh, and if you call it in, some call center employees advise to run speedtest; very useful if you can barely load the page :(

Fortunately I do not have that issue with 'DSL' as you have with Broadband'. My speeds have remained the same for the past decade on 'DSL'. Loved to have 'FDDI' but cannot figure out a legal way of getting to it out here in the country. Passes by within .8 mile. :(


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