Ushered in High-Speed Connectivity

Ever looked at porn on a dial-up connection? Brutal. Penthouse magazine was ahead of the curb in the '90s when it began distributing 2400-baud modems to its readers so they could have faster access to the company’s XXX bulletin boards. In October 2000, the New York Times reported that nearly 20 percent of AT&T’s broadband costumers were watching “real, live all-American sex” online and paying $10 per film, while a 2003 Nielsen study discovered the heavy broadband use in Europe was due to the sharing of music and porn.