Is Dial Up Internet Still Popular

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Dial up internet has almost been forgotten due to the advances in modern technology. In the past dial up was the only way a person could access the net and it still has its benefits.
 
Due to the fact that user requirements were very simple when the interent was just starting out there wasnt much call for super fast connection speeds. However, as user demand changed so did the way the interent was delivered. Due the bottlenecks that come with dial up internet it is hard to access music and videos which is something that does not present a problem when using broadband internet.
 
Once upon a time, there was no DSL or  Cable connections so dial up was all that was available. At its height dial up internet managed 56kb/s however prior to this it could only manage 28.8kb/s and at the very start only had a 9800 baud modem.
 
What made dial up internet so attractive was the relative convenience in which most consumers could access it. Remote connection could be achieved through copper wires  therefore giving access to the internet through a telephone infrastructure.
 
The challenge with that technology is the large amount of electromagnetic interference that these copper wires had. If you lived in a rural area then you were likely to encounter connection problems which created discourse amongst many people.
 
Government intervention prompted most internet service providers to invest in technologies like DSL and Cable. In order to create a faster more reliable service, these methods used the existing infrastructure but also used higher frequencies which meant more data could be transferred.
 
While the proliferation of this new broadband technology has grown rapidly there are still certain individuals that rely on dial up internet. If a person is using dial up to connect to the internet there are some things they can do to improve their experience online. Try to minimise the amount of tabs you keep open in your browser. Each tab that you open uses a certain amount of bandwidth. In order to make you internet run smoother try and use a separate line to the one you use for your phone. Call waiting amongst other features with a telephone service might create interference that will have a direct impact on a person online experience limiting their connection speed. 
 
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The author of this article has experience in using both broadband and dial up internet and has had years of experience with online browsing.

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This article was published on 2012/02/06