at least in our region. I heard that people in rural areas still have to put up with dial-up connections.
Internet was so slow you could 'do a little dance, make a little love and get down tonight'. All while you watched the little status bar creep forward at a painful pace. It took ages for a page to load. I really do not have fond memories of my old 56k modem.
This however is a funny thing to imagine in case you ever wondered where the strange dial-up noise came from: