You’d be tempted to think that one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations, the United States, has left dial-up connections where they belong — in the past. But AOL has just reported that it still has 3.5 million subscribers to its dial-up internet access service. And it isn’t exactly cheap either at $17.50 per month.
For comparison, $40/month can get you a 18mbps broadband connection — which is over 300 times faster than dial-up.
Of course, most of AOL’s dial-up subscribers are probably living in rural areas where there’s nothing else available. Either that or they’re old and/or computer illiterate. Still, it’s funny that so many people in a first world country still get to hear this sound in these modern times.
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