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John E. Babbitt Jr. wrote in a message to Mike Bilow:
> ps... do you get full throughput or is your carrier totally loaded?
JEBJ> Frame Relay goes from my site in Medford, OR to Ashland, OR,
JEBJ> a "local call" of only 25 miles. Hardly ever congested.
JEBJ> From the ISP in Ashland, they use MCI as their carrier and
JEBJ> the link goes into Sacramento, CA. It's clear there, too.
JEBJ> From Sac to San Francisco, it's very crowded, sometimes
JEBJ> giving me 50%-80% packet losses.
Frame relay is usually a reasonable option for a high bandwidth circuit which
can sacrifice real-time performance for cost. When two computers are having a
conversation via TCP/IP, there are very different priorities from those of the
conventional telephone system which is designed to allow humans to talk to each
other in real-time. For voice or video, frame relay is unacceptable.