70% of Americans do connect to the Internet over much faster broadband, but according to new reports, 2.1 million people are still using AOL Dial-Up!  WTF!  That's crazy!

The average U.S. broadband speed is 11.4 Megabits per second. That's 200 times faster than dial-up's 56 Kilobits per second.  Hell, even smartphones are 100 times faster than dial up!

Remember dial-up!?  1995!  BBBBEEEEEEEPPPPP-BBBOOOOPPP-DDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOO, etc...

Remember what it was like waiting for the pictures to load?

You know what's worse, the average AOL dial-up user is paying $20 a month -- a dollar more than last year.

Who would do such a thing? A study from Pew Research says 32% of dial-up users said they couldn't afford to upgrade. Most of the rest said broadband either wasn't available -- or they just didn't care to change.

Well, fine.

This news is coming just days after it was announced that Verizon bought AOL for $4.4 million dollars.  And, I have to admit, I didn't know why they would want AOL until I realized how "popular" AOL still is!

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