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Re: 56 kbps modems

On Sun, 15 Sep 1996 23:35:38 -0700 (PDT), Lucky Green wrote:

>Seriously, how may of the 28.8 modem users get connections at 28.8? 
>Twenty percent? Fifty percent? Today's modems are already faster than 
>most analog lines can support. More likely than not, a 56k modem won't 
>link up at 56k. If you want speed, use the clean solution. Get ISDN.

>[And don't buy the Motorola BitSurfer PRO. It won't work with two line
>phones. The sound is so bad, you can't use the POTS you pull out for
>business.  Motorola: "We are aware of the problem". Well, they have been
>aware of it since at least February.]

Interesting. . .  Oh well, I bet their competition doesn't mind.

>But for data, home ISDN is the way to go.

Of course, we'll be getting the cable modems around here by early next year, so
I might just wait for that 15MB/s. . .

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