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re: satisfied customer

  >From Jim Armstrong's most lucid explanation:
  >because the telco switch equipment can't discriminate modem carrier from
  >data [and thus is tying up the connection with data that isn't data]
  Ah!  Then my next question is this.  Wouldn't it make sense for telcos
  to build systems that detect modem carriers and that do discriminate --
  and only haul the actual data?  Certainly this is not difficult to
  do technologically.
              W. Curtiss Priest, Director, CITS
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