from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a network connection, as to the Internet, which requires that a telephone number be dialed: My dial-up connection was interrupted by call waiting.
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- adj. (of a connection to a network, especially to the Internet) that requires a telephone number to be dialed
- n. A network connection that requires a telephone number to be dialed.
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Don't know that much about why other sites wouldnt give you trouble, but this could be a site that doesnt do well with dial-up.
The vast majority of users, however, still endure the screeches of a dial-up modem due to the country's weak broadband infrastructure.
Her "Willisville" online community, a wildly inventive precursor to something like Second Life, was devised with partner Prudence Fenton in the early 1990s -- years before most Americans even had AOL dial-up access or knew what a social network was -- and lauded by Fortune magazine as one of the emerging Internet's most exciting companies.
I'm still on dial-up, and don't understand how high-speed anything would work from home.
The company is betting that its future is in streaming video, and CEO Reed Hastings has said he expects Netflix's DVD subscriptions to steadily decline, much like what has happened to AOL Inc.'s dial-up Internet service.
The company remains partly in the slower dial-up business, which makes up some 40% of revenue.
Big telephone companies which receive millions of dollars in support for serving rural areas for dial-up wouldn't get the same millions of dollars in support for serving rural areas for broadband, because the FCC has no authority over broadband.
The FCC has proposed to take jurisdiction over broadband Internet access, which connects people to the Internet, just as dial-up service does.
Sandler said dial-up is partly responsible for a 25 percent year-on-year decline in AOL's free cash flow.
Compounding AOL's problems is the fact that its lucrative subscriber dial-up business is also one of greatest liabilities.
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