Could you imagine living in a world without high speed internet services?
I mean, I have lived in it before, but I cannot picture ever having to do it again. That is how vital the web has become. In a matter of not even two decades, the internet has become crucial in development and social progress.
High speed internet services are rendering many of its technological predecessors obsolete. Not as many people are utilizing cable TV, land line phones, buying DVDs, or using CDs. The largest demographic of cable, however, in America currently are those of the suburban middle class.
High speed internet services have usurped reign over all, despite the fact that most high speed internet services can be acquired in cable bundles, resulting in a more affordable internet service, as well as cable television and often a home phone line.
There is a rich history involved with other forms of media that the web just does not have yet. Cable broadcasting dates back to 1924. European cities used to distribute radio programming by cable. But, how is that possible? Well, cable TV is broadcast through radio frequencies, signals transmitted either through coaxial cables, or light pulses sent through fiber optic cables.
It is strange to see the demand for cable deals fall so far from what it once was. Since cable television first became available in the US in 1948, it has been a staple of the American family. It promoted the family coming together and bonding over entertainment. As high speed internet services continue to replace cable and all of its other comrades of obsolescence, let us take some time to appreciate the old ways every once in a while.
Well, look at that. My cordless phone is ringing. I’ll get it!
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