When I upgraded my old PC to give to my nieces, I noticed that the new motherboard that I purchased had a built-in modem. The same goes for the Dell laptop that I bought for my wife last Christmas. I was wondering, “how many people still use modems these days?”.
I’m not talking about cable modems, but rather the old 56k-baud phone modems that you use to dial a special phone number to connect to an Internet Service Provider. Remember those?
I’ve been using Comcast Cable to provide my house with hi-speed Internet access for over 10 years now (wow, times really flies!). And I know of other people using DSL from their phone company for high-speed internet connections.
With all the free-WiFi available in airports, coffee houses, hospitals, libraries, schools, etc. it seems that there’s lots of opportunity to connect easily to the Internet. Heck, even my local Safeway Food Market has free WiFi available (although I don’t see a reason to bring my laptop when I good food shopping!).
So I wonder, “how many people still use phone modem-based ISPs for Internet access?”. If you’re currently using a phone-modem for Internet access, drop me a response and let me know….