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The History of Modems

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For an invention which has revolutionised the way we live our lives, the modem gets very little credit. When it was first invented it struggled to download a simple 500KB webpage in twelve hours. Now, it transfers huge amounts of data within minutes. From the Data Phone to the The Hayes, to ISDN and ADSL the modem has a long and colourful history and one many people know very little about. This infographic aims to show the modems amazing past and how far it has come in the last fifty years.

Via BroadbandChoices; impartial advisors on all things cheap broadband.

The History of Modems
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