The Next Revolution In Farming Is a Decent Internet Connection

The beeps and clicks of dial-up web service are (mercifully) a long-gone memory for most city-dwellers, but for many rural residents that aural static is still a regular part of the ritual of logging on. The service remains incredibly slow—and that tedious pace is becoming a major problem for farmers bringing their… » 10/03/13 10:00am 10/03/13 10:00am

3 Million Suckers Still Pay For AOL Dial-Up

Remember the whimsical sounds your 56k modem made as it connected to AOL? BADONG-BADONG! Then a semi-officious voice announced you were online, "Welcome!" Yeah, that was in the 90's. Well according to the company's latest earnings report there are three million fools who are still paying for AOL dial-up Internet.… » 7/27/12 7:20pm 7/27/12 7:20pm

Are You Getting Screwed? Quick-Glance ISP Pricing Chart

Electronic House has done some serious homework, compiling price, bandwidth and plan information from most US ISPs, from sluggy dial-up to hyperspeedy fiber. (I couldn't spot Cablevision, but there were others I hadn't even heard of.) Due to cable build-out and the territorial nature of phone companies, you can't do… » 5/30/08 9:15am 5/30/08 9:15am

Experience the Joys of Constant Lag With Xbox Live on Dial-Up

For you poor, poor souls who own an Xbox 360 but still rely on dial-up for your internet, an intrepid Instructables member has written up a great "How To" on using your phone line to log onto Xbox Live. All you need is a PC running Windows with a working dial-up connection, an ethernet cable and an Xbox 360 (duh).… » 4/19/08 5:30pm 4/19/08 5:30pm

FYI: Kazakhstani Internet Starting At The Low, Low Price Of…

Yes, you read that right. In Borat's beloved homeland of Kazakhstan, the national internet service provider is charging $3,350 per month for DSL service. If you're ever in Kazakhstan and that seems a little pricey, dial-up is availible for $111 per month. If you need more speed, you can go all out and pay $22,032 for… » 7/27/07 3:59pm 7/27/07 3:59pm