Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Apr 2012 20:34 UTC
Games When I ask you to name the technology world's most secretive company, you'd most likely respond with 'Apple'. However, there's one other technology company that, while substantially smaller than the Cupertino giant, is quite possibly even more secretive: Valve.
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by Mrokii on Sun 15th Apr 2012 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No Comment Title"
Mrokii
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2011-01-04

I can't speak for the US or if it's specifically 56K, but in Germany there are still a lot of people who either get very, very slow DSL connections or no DSL connections at all. The problem is that the big service providers won't invest the money that is needed to create the necessary infrastructure (cables in the ground) if it's only for a few dozen or even a few hundred people (like it often is if you're not living close to a big city). The other option (wireless) may be a bit cheaper, but has other problems. One of the biggest is the growing opposition against wireless due to possible health problems caused by radiation (mainly in the brain).

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by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 15th Apr 2012 12:30 in reply to "RE[4]: No Comment Title"
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2005-06-29

Luckily, The Netherlands was already entirely covered with fibre/coax cable (by government mandate) in the '80s, making broadband available to all.

+1 for us.

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by gfx1 on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:54 in reply to "RE[5]: No Comment Title"
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2006-01-20

Sorry? Dutch telecom only rolled out ADSL after the cable company started with broadband. Before 1996? Dialup was the only choice. Friend who lived nearby got Dsl years? later because his cable co wasn't up to speed.

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