OMG: 2.1 million people still use AOL dial-up

by By Jose Pagliery  |  published on May 8, 2015

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It sounds crazy, but 2.1 million people in the United States still use AOL dial-up to connect to the Internet.

Beep-beep-beep. Chcck. Eeeerrrhhrr. Bhrrrh. Hccccchhh-ZZzzZZzzz. That. They hear that.

That number was in AOL’s quarterly earnings report Friday.

It’s shocking, given that 70% of Americans connect to the Internet over much faster broadband. 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.

Even smartphones are more than 100 times faster than that.

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