This video from North Carolina in the USA says about itself:
Help Get High-Speed Internet to Rural America
Jun 12, 2009
Jack Kennedy’s online flower business is suffering because he can only get a slow dial-up connection or an expensive and unreliable satellite connection in rural N.C. Help get all Americans access to a fast, open and affordable Internet at www.freepress.net
By Jim Newell in the USA:
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:46 am
Loss of Internet Access
It appears that I am about to lose Internet access, and the important point is that this means that large numbers of low income people are also about to lose access to the Internet.
It looks like dial-up access is about to be discontinued, and I can’t afford the other, more expensive, services.
The main data is that no computers now being sold have a telephone jack so that they can be used with dial-up. That will quickly reduce the number of dial-up users further. My own Internet provider is hinting that they will soon be ending their service. It is possible that there are plans afoot for telephone companies to end land line service, although I don’t know for sure about that.
Then, of course, once dial-up and perhaps landlines are gone, it will be easier for Internet providers to raise their prices.
Dial-up connections to the Internet require no infrastructure other than the telephone network. Where telephone access is widely available, dial-up remains useful and it is often the only choice available for rural or remote areas, where broadband installations are not prevalent due to low population density, and high infrastructure cost. Dial-up access may also be an alternative for users on limited budgets, as it is offered free by some ISPs, though broadband is increasingly available at lower prices in many countries due to market competition.
From the Bankservice site in Bulgaria:
In addition, it is also to consider the SWIFT plans, as officially announced, to abolish the option of using a Dial-up as main connection, as well as the transfer from Single-I or Dual-I Economy (speed 64Kb, of which 8Kb guaranteed where 2Kb are for service traffic) to Dual-I Standard (full 64Kb). This would cost to SWIFT users with such independent connection one-off costs in the range of five to thirteen thousand USDollars and increase in the current costs by two to ten thousand USDollrs a year.
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