Re: Nominal ISDN speed vs dial-up speed

George (gpl@mail.wincom.net)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 02:26:39 GMT


On Tue, 30 Jul 1996 17:54:09 -0700, you wrote:

>Alex,
>
>I had a similar situation with an ISDN ISP who simply didn't have enough
>"backend bandwidth" to sell. Sometimes I got BETTER performance using 28.8
>dial-in to another ISP! After raising a big stink, all the sudden the
>bandwidth improved, and now I usually get 6.4k or so when doing somewhat
>large FTP transfers or when downloading from the Web. So, I guess you need
>to complain, complain, complain. Obviously if ISDN doesn't beat POTS, there
>is not going to be much business for them!
>
>Cheers,
>Dennis
>
Gee, half the time (depending on traffic and server),
the 28.8 modem I bought four months ago doesn't behave any better than
my old 14.4 (1.2K/sec).

George
gpl@wincom.net
http://www.wincom.net/~gpl