I enjoy engaging with people and media online. I’ve been doing it since 1989.
In the beginning for me, it was run by corporation (Quantum Computer Services) who gave me PC-Link/AOL and the makers of the various PCs.
Then soon after it was BITNET + internet, primarily run by the US Military in cooperation with Universities and scientists and several world governments.
Then it was through small private corporations who gave me access to Usenet the best way they could along with hobby networks (BBSes) in the 1990s.
Then when DSL and Cable came out, my dependence was switched from a telephone company to internet service providers with better wires.