Wardialing Modems Guerrilla Network Opensource Cyberspace [re: Tim May]

P.J. Westerhof Peter at isoc.nl
Thu Dec 27 04:11:31 PST 2018

If memory serves me right, not only because some modems caused technical
issues with installed telephone infrastructure. But also because the
then customary flat rate for local telephone use meant that you could
get on the Internet almost indefinitely if an Internet access point was
within reach, f.i. university or library.
This extra and sustained load could cause technical issues in itself,
but it also cost the phone companies a pretty penny in lost income. No
wonder the phone companies were quick to change their tariffs to usage


Op 26-12-18 om 23:21 schreef jim bell:
> I think there was a time in the late 1970's when phone companies
> expressed resentment that their users were employing modems on their
> phone lines.

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