[Coco] Finally got broadband (ot)
smostrom at mn.rr.com
Mon Aug 28 23:45:43 EDT 2006
When I first went online at 300 baud, that was the neatest feeling in
the world. I actually stuck with 300 baud for longer than I should
have. But, WOW, I was on-line !! Today, I'm writing this on a fast PC
connected to the internet using a cable modem and Road Runner. Fast,
but not nearly the same WOW factor.
-- Steve --
Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
>Yes, I started with 300 around 1986 on my CoCo. It soon became clear that I
>could not afford the long distance charges though. It wasn't until 1998
>that I got back on line. 28.8, then 33.6. Now I'm running a 56k modem on a
>phone line that supports 44.3 on good days, when the wind and stars are
>It's still worth the hassle, most of the time.
>(Back to setting up a computer for my homework.)
>>At 09:43 PM 8/28/06 +1000, David Roper wrote:
>>>I started out at 2400, jumping to 14.4k then up to 56k, and 128k ISDN.
>>>Now I'm on 1500/256k :) :) :)
>>110 baud here in 1979, and some folks in this crowd remembering my funny
>>story about the telephone guy having to come out from the central office
>>and twist two lines together to get the Model I to work at the 300 baud
>>upgrade, and give me one of the first private telephone lines in town.
>>(There were 330 residents and about 100 lines available when I moved in.)
>>Anyway, 27 years later I'm now on 5M/256k with a private local ISP serving
>>fewer than 1,000 customers. My stepson built the system, Linux-based, all
>>glass up to the pole 300 feet away.
>>(back to lurking & list management)
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