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Comment: Re:Don't (Score 1) 105

by antdude (#48189555) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

I used dial-up when my cable Internet went out. It was my backup Internet connection. I basically had the same symptoms you had where I lived in (not that rural though, but on small mountains/giant hills). Noisy copper phone lines (no DSL due to 20+K ft. to CO) causing my modems (even good brands) to struggle with error corrections (could see the external modem's EC(?) light blinking) and sometimes end up with disconnections. I could never get 53k (not 56k due to FCC rules) connections. My good average downloading of compressed files was only about 3 kB/sec. :(

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.