Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Jun 10 21:11:47 CDT 2011


I had dual ISDN from nynex in the 90s. 128k woohoo! It cost me $500+/mth.

j

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at utc.edu> wrote:

> On 6/10/2011 7:43 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> > I wonder, what's wrong with dialup through ISDN? You get speed that is
> > about the same as low end broadband I'd say. And I think it'd be
> > available at these locations where DSL is not.
>
> Well, it "was" available.  I had one ~15 years ago, and a Cisco 801 to
> boot.  There was a big build-out in some areas, the small-town local
> Bell (not yet Borg'ed into the conglomerate) went all digital (well,
> "digital" at the time) on their new nnx CO.  Still recall the Northern
> Telecom "network interface" boxes on the sides of houses.
>
> Closer to the city, it was "order and wait" as you had to be crossed
> over or patched to the nearest ISDN CO.  They weren't "wholesale" digital.
>
> Most of that has converted over to DSL.  But ISDN is still available (we
> have some video conferencing gear that uses bonded ISDN).
>
> Jeff
>
>


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