The web was easy to use, but people still needed a way to connect to the internet. Some state that America Online was the best way to access the internet during the 90s, but others will say that it was a ‘dumbed down’ version of the internet. Either way, America Online (AOL) made a very huge impact on internet growth during mid 1990s.
AOL had much to offer, such as games, chat programs, and the first MMORPG. They originally charged users for every hour they spent on the internet, but this was replaced with an unlimited monthly fee in 1996. It took only 3 years for AOL to reach 10 million subscribers and by 2001 AOL had an estimated 30 million subscribers. AOL really brought a lot of attention to the internet!