[rescue] A not-so-excellent Internet Adventure

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Sun Dec 17 20:59:56 CST 2006

On Dec 17, 2006, at 9:55 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> I called all the "Internet Access Provider" display ads in the Seattle
> yellow pages.  Only one even answered the phone on Sundays, and the 
> only
> dial-up accounts they offered were limited to 150 hours per month.  So 
> I
> called all the little boxed ads in that yellow pages category.  A 
> couple
> were "all circuits busy," just like my ISP.  A couple had had their 
> phones
> disconnected.  Most just had a recording telling you their office 
> hours.

Most dialup providers no longer own or operate their own modems.  They 
rent space/time on large modem banks operated by various wholesalers.


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