The Modem – History Now but Not 6-7 Years Ago

Another history post today. 6-7 years ago, one could still compare technology advances to fixed line modems. Today, that's hardly imaginable anymore for two reasons. First, the speed difference between the few kilobits then and the multi-megabits available today becomes harder and harder to imagine. And second: While 6-7 years ago I still knew people who used a modem for Internet access I can't think of anyone I know who still does that today. I am sure it still exists but it's hard these days to find a spot in Western Europe where no form of high speed Internet access is available. And if it's 'only' satellite Internet access. How quickly times change.