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Re: [SLE] Still cant connect to my ISP
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 00:43:50 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0405032344430.11134@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Tuesday 2004-05-04 at 03:01 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:

> Interestingly, a man here in one of our states (South Australia I
> believe) came up with a modem which will do over 100,000 bps over the
> current phone lines (it was successfully tested), but it seems that it
> has not got off the ground. My supposition for this is that the
> broadband pushers wouldn't be able to make as many shekels if such a
> modem went into production.

My guess would be that it would not be economical now that we have ADSL,
that is even faster, and that needs new equipment on the local exchanges -
and those investments have to be paid. I don't suppose they are over happy
at installing even newer equipment.

However... noting the large distance that some phone lines have to cover
in your country (rural phones), and that ADSL will not work over... I
think 5 km is the limit (even 2 is difficult), I suppose that a 100,000
bps modem is interesting. It would probably need special equipment at the
local exchange, I think.

Carlos Robinson

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