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Re: BA's new flat rate -- its $249 per month for residents
Bob Larribeau wrote:
> I think you are overstating your case. What you say is basically true for
> TAs like the BitSurfr or Win 95 Dial-up networking. With the ISDN router
> products like the Ascend Pipeline 50 I use, B-channels are brought up and
> down on demand.
> I have my Pipe 50 set up to be reasonably sensitive. In a recent month I
> had 37 hours of usage on the first B-channel and 5.4 hours on the second
> B-channel. You really don't need two B-channels for Internet access most of
> the time.
> Bob Larribeau
Interesting point Bob. Supports the contention that Internet access should
really use a packet technology such as Frame Relay which could be priced
much more economically than committed bandwidth services such as ISDN.
BTW, does your LEC levy a per/connection charge like Bell of PA ($.07/call)?
And, if you don't mind my asking, what did that 'recent month' you mentioned