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 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!