* Posts by stevekennedyuk

1 post • joined 11 Jan 2019

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP

stevekennedyuk

Bye Demon

As Peter Dawe says first ISP was Uni Kent, then PIPEX, then (maybe IBM PC UG) then Demon in June 1992. I was part of the original group that went to the UKUUG at Farnborough and discussed how an ISP could be built and then Cliff went away and built it.

I pre-registered to be a customer, but my credit card expired by the time they launched, so was eventually customer number 63 (158.152.8.63 marvin.demon.co.uk).

I eventually joined Demon in '95 and left 10 years later.

It's a shame that Demon is now finally being closed.

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