In the early days of the Internet, there were fewer choices in terms of ways to connect. Most people had to rely on a local Internet provider and a dial-up connection to connect to the Web. Since the Internet was new and expectations were low, most people accepted slow dial-ups speeds as the way things were and simply worked with those restrictions.
Companies quickly figured out how to put together broadband Internet service. They smartly emphasized the speed of the connections, which were significantly faster than dial-up. This allowed users to get online any time they (more…)