[CentOS] Re: New lists

Wed May 2 15:16:25 UTC 2007
Walt Reed <centos at kplex.org>

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 09:47:03AM -0400, Bisbal, Prentice said:
> Scott Silva wrote:
> > Jim Perrin spake the following on 5/1/2007 4:14 PM:
> >> On 5/1/07, John Summerfield
> >> Anyone still using a modem is indeed a poor sod The rest of the
> >> intarweb doesn't seem to care about modem folk anymore either. We're
> >> just doing what all the other kids do :-P
> >> 
> > What's a modem? ;-P
> There are still people in Northern New Jersey (less than 30 miles from
> New York City), who still have no choice but to use a dial-up modem. I
> was talking to one of them last night. 

Up until 2002, I lived in San Jose CA (Silicon Valley) and due to the
distance to the CO, only had the option of modem (no 56K due to line
quality - I usually got about 23kb) or IDSL which is 144Kb/144Kb for
$140 / month + $400 install. I had the IDSL, but work paid for it :-) No
cable modem service either.

You don't have to be rural to be unable to get affordable high-speed internet.