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Re: Another Point Of View (Round 2)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Another Point Of View (Round 2)
- From: Rich Kulawiec <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 11:37:49 -0500 (EST)
- In-Reply-To: <32A37067@cutler.com> from "John E. Babbitt Jr." at Dec 02, 1996 07:19:24 PM
- Organization: Ditka Diplomatic Studies Institute
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Babbitt writes:
>Hmm, the only thing holding me back from ordering ISDN line is the high
>monthly cost for heavy-usage. A nailed up line in Oregon would cost a
>bit over $1900/month. So, if US West Communication offers me a $30/month
>unlimited ISDN line, I'll grab it, that's for sure. In California,
>they're lucky to have such luxury for $28/month. Right now, I nearly
>nail-up an old analog line for $20/month.
I'm with you, John. My second phone line is in use about 16 hours a
day at 28.8, and with the aid of a few software tools (I run my
own proxy caching web server on my end to cut down on HTTP traffic)
I'm doing just fine. Sure, I'd like more bandwidth, but the per-minute
charges plus the horror stories I've heard concerning getting ISDN
set up have turned me off. (Though I did save Bill Frezza's article
from, what, PC week? Network World? about getting ISDN, since he and
I live in the same area.) At this point, I'm willing to wait to
see how the 56K modems settle out before taking a chance with ISDN.
It's a shame, really; ISDN came along at a time when I thought 9600 baud
modems were hot stuff, and if the connection charges were anything
reasonable, I'd have jumped on it. But now...well, I'm willing to
bet a quarter that they get overrun by modem technology. Or wireless.
Or cable modems. Or *something*.