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High-Speed Internet

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Matt A NC, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    For the first time in my life I have a HIGH SPEED CONNECTION. Got a package deal for 2 years from Charter. I have been on dial-up since I got my first computer in 1998. This is a new experience.

    Normally it takes 1-2 hours to go through my email. I just did it all in 15 minutes.

    Since I can visit more sites that won't take forever to load, I am going to be installing some better protection against viruses, spyware, bots, and everything else. I need a better firewall too.

    Matt
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] Congrats on making the leap from dial up to high speed! Wait til you try uploading pics, it won't take hours anymore just a minute or two. [​IMG] Enjoy!
     
  3. clayhill

    clayhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean. We recently dumped our dial-up for a WildBlue Dish. It's great. I don't know if it's as fast as yours, but it's a far cry fromt what we had.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When I went from dial-up to DSL I felt like I had come out of the stone-age!!
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I just downloaded some new antivirus. On dial-up it would have downloaded at 4-5 Kbps. This new connection was just clocked 1Mbps. That is 1,024 Kbps.
    [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Woo hoo! Isn't high speed great?
     
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I remember trying to do banking with dial-up. Half the time, I'd have my session closed due to inactivity before it even got the account page opened. [​IMG]
    We pay only $18 extra for hi-speed, and we're very rural. No set-up fee, no contract, no MSN or AOL [​IMG]
    I can't BELIEVE how much those hi-speed places cost, the ones you see commercials for. More than a $100 a month, are you kidding me????
     
  8. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    I have DSL and it's Great and lightening fast
    I use a laptop as a hard drive so mine is even faster than a desk top

    Unfortunately i have left chats and and thought my emails were being ignored from others who have dialup
    I have had to apologize on several occasions for my DSL being to fast.

    Welcome to the world of fast internet you will love it [​IMG]
     
  9. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Do people still use dial-up? I haven't used it in over ten years.

    DSL and wi-fi sure beat the 2400 baud modem I had back in 1991 when it cost something like $12.95 an hour to connect to CompuServe.
     
  10. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Me! I still have dial up [​IMG] A guy from comcast is coming over this afternoon to talk to us about their deals. We're combining cable, phone and internet. Hope it works [​IMG]

    Congrats on high speed!
     

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