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Chuck Oropallo was always Charles Oropallo

Charles Oropallo wasn’t always Charles Oropallo. For much of his life through 1998 people always called him Chuck Oropallo.

Not that he asked them to – they just did on their own. His mom, Arlene deSousa, always called him Charles. His wife Susan also always refers to him as Charles as well.

Numerous people named Charles Oropallo

Charles Oropallo, founder and owner of CharlesWorks LLC in Peterborough NH in 1998
Charles Oropallo, founder and owner of CharlesWorks LLC in Peterborough NH in 1998

There are numerous individuals on the planet named Charles Oropallo. That came as quite a surprise to this one! Growing up, Charles was never able to find another Charles Oropallo.

It’s the Charles Oropallo from Peterborough, New Hampshire who we’re referring to in this site. That Charles Oropallo is the same Charles who is involved with founding CharlesWorks, the web development company also, coincidentally, located in Peterborough, NH.

Just a thought about the web

The web in general reminds Charles Oropallo of one of his favorite sayings by George Carlin. It went something like: “This is America, where if you nail any two things together, some schmuck will buy it.”

George was so right! And as an aside, oh, the fun he’d have had with the politics since 2016…

More about this Charles Oropallo

In November 1977, this particular Charles Oropallo authored and implemented a Bulletin Board System (BBS). He called it called Access-80. The BBS operated on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I, Level II microcomputer. There were only a limited number of such systems online devoted to public use on the entire planet at that time.

Access-80 provided personal messaging for local computer enthusiasts. It originally went online from Charles’s residence on Ridge Road in East Greenbush, NY. Access-80 was a hobbyist endeavor Charles did while running Oropallo Construction full time.

A 300 baud modem and home brewed auto answering device connected it to dial-up over phone lines. Relative speed and technological changes have been immense – today’s dial-up (if you can even find it at all) at its fastest speed is 53,000 bits per second compared to 300 then!

Access-80 was also concurrently placed online in Schenectady, NY. It was operated there by a friend of Charles’s who worked at Ellis Hospital.

In 1982, Charles moved from the Albany, NY area to April Drive in Nashua, NH, and so did Access-80. Charles’s original Nashua Access-80 setup is shown at

Before long Access-80 was concurrently online in Londonderry NH as well as Nashua. Access-80 remained online until 1987.

Some info about CharlesWorks

Charles Oropallo founded CharlesWorks in June of 1998 in order to provide reliable and affordable hosting and web development solutions. During the initial stages of Charles’s work he was only providing Internet connectivity for several personal and organizational websites at very low speed.

Over time, Charles’s desire to provide reliable (as well as still being affordable) Internet (website development) solutions moved CharlesWorks into more commercially oriented markets. Despite focusing on business websites, Charles’s team still helps individuals get personal sites and blogs on the web.

Let the CharlesWorks team get you out here onto your own web site today! Email us at or just visit for an affordable solution coupled with the best customer service in the field.

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CharlesWorks handles many top level domains for websites. The top level domains (TLD) refers to the tail end of a domain name – like .com, .net, .club, and many more. To get you started, http://CharlesWorks.Domains offers .biz, .com, .info, .name, .net, .org, and .us domain names with full privacy for only about $15.00 per year! Hundreds more specialty domains are available as well with varying price structures.

Go to http://CharlesWorks.Domains or call any of the friendly and helpful staff at CharlesWorks today at 603-924-9867 to see how easy it is for us to help you get started!