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connect time

[kə′nekt ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The time that a user at a terminal is signed on to a computer.
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connect time

The amount of time a user at a terminal is logged on to a computer system. See online service and service bureau.
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Users who want the file pay for the connect time necessary to download it, which depends on the speed of both the user's computer modem and the online service's data connection, as well as the size of the file.
Fees run $8 to $10 a month for about five hours of connect time and another $2 to $3 hourly after that.
For an initial fee, then a per-hour connect time charge plus telecommunications and print charges, users can search various menus that feature financial screening, corporate intelligence, products and markets, sales prospecting, and travel planning.
Access to KI will be included under the CompuServe flat-fee monthly rate of $8.95, and the usual 40-cents-per-minute KI connect time will be added to your CIS invoice.
By implementing the V.92 and V.44, network operators (ISPs) will be able to upgrade their infrastructure equipment to provide their customers with better Internet services, such as Internet call waiting and faster connect time..
The company figures it connects on about one in three attempts and the average connect time is just over one minute.
Next she estimates an average cost of 30 cents per minute for phone connect time.