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Re: 56 kbps modems

if nothing else, the availability of 56kbps on an analog line might get the
telcos to bring the isdn prices down to some reasonable level, which at the moment,
it is not, at least not in nyc.


> From [email protected] Tue Sep 17 18:21:03 1996
> From: [email protected] (Adamsc)
> To: "Bill Stewart" <[email protected]>,
>         "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
> Cc: "Asgaard" <[email protected]>, "Enzo Michelangeli" <[email protected]>
> Date: Tue, 17 Sep 96 12:22:15 -0800
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> On Sun, 15 Sep 1996 01:31:19 -0700, Bill Stewart wrote:
> >and still get the original 56kbps back out.  But if they can, well,
> >yee-hah, ISDN is nearly dead :-)  (Not totally dead; the signalling is
> >still useful for some applications, the convenience of two channels on
> >one wire pair is nice, and the fact that people can get 56kbps without
> Also, can't you add ISDN b-channels ? (I.e. get another 64kps channel)
> >the phone company's help will pressure them into offering ISDN for
> >a lower price in areas where the Phone Company's idea of "all the market 
> >will bear" is substantially higher than voice pricing.)
> ISDN is more elegant; this sounds like a 'kludge' of sorts. OTOH, we've all
> seen how well a cheap kludge can do, right?
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