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connect time

n. Computers
1. The elapsed time during which a user of a remote terminal is connected with a time-sharing system.
2. The length of a modem session.
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This allowed users to avoid lengthy connect time charges by establishing a price based on the unique nature of the transaction, or search.
How to reduce the risks from increased Internet connect time
If the supervisors approve the item, the county would chip in $3,900 to cover costs such as phone lines, dial-up Internet connection costs beyond the grant-supported connect time and staff training for the program, officials say.
Overall, connect time can be minimized if the service allows users to perform time-consuming tasks, such as reading messages, composing replies, and writing new messages, while offline.
Users pay according to the number of searches they make or for-sale listings they post, as well as connect time.
May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dialog Corporation (Nasdaq: DIALY) has dropped connect time charges for its range of professional and commercial online services as part of its new pricing strategy announced today.
Even search engines - currently the most effective way to browse the Web - consume an inordinate amount of connect time.
For potential customers who submit quote requests online, our connect time to a licensed agent from time of submission is now as fast as 30 seconds, which has enabled us to increase customer contact rates by about 600 percent," said Health Benefits Direct co-founder, president, and chief operating officer, Charles Eissa.
Metrics measured included availability, frustration time, connect time, and buffer time, providing a true measurement of how end users in different cities around the globe would experience audio or video streamed from UpStream Networks' content delivery network.