Same, me smells somthing fishy.
Um btw the first form of the internet was laid in 1858 with the altiance cable. It was just a phone between the states and the rest of the world. However it only laste d a few days. In 1868 they did it succesfully.
1957-1971 it was in development with the gov. 1972 they had a public demostoration. It waws nothing compared to daiil up.
Really in 1973 the internet was useable in a uni london in england. We did have e-mails in 1976 but once again it was pretty limited. By 1977 we did have ISPs. 1979 the first community was "formed" The internet that we know today (slowest speeds 56k) was founded in 1986. They did have highspeed too but it was for unis to take adv of only. 1988 they had a 1.54 MBS connection avaible to the public. Also IRC came out then. In 1990 the first internet ARPANET shuts down. Really the first user friendly intenret came out in 1991.
Really your friend COULDN'T have a connection of 1 KBS. Lowest offered today is 56k. If you divide up a 56k enough then yes you may go lower. But 1 KBS is extreme.