Sept. 24, 1979: First Online Service for Consumers Debuts
By Dylan Tweney
wired.com This Day In Tech

1979: CompuServe begins offering a dial-up online information service to consumers.
The company known as Compu-Serve, and later CompuServe, opened its doors in 1969, providing dial-up computer timesharing to businesses. Over the next decade, it grew into a solid business providing corporations with online data.
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