Re: ISDN ASDL etc.

Alex Watson (
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 16:30:50 -0600 (CST)

Exactly, my isp has oversold his bandwidth to the point where my ISDN
throughput is that of a 28.8. Sure, I have a little more punch than a
28.8 but my receiving is whatever a 28.8 could barely squeeze
through, which is way less than what it should be.

One other point. Cable companies offering bandwidth is a joke. They
cannot promise the megabits of bandwidth because them too will suffer the
bw problems of ISPS. Your megabits of bw will diminish as more and more
people (on the same cable as yours through the neighborhood) subscribe.

ADSL offers an advantage of offering you at least the advantage of
getting full bw usage to the switch or your isp. From there yer at the
mercy of your ISP.


On Sat, 23 Nov 1996, Rob Raese wrote:

> >Maybe when ADSL comes out we'll finally get a REAL increase in
> bandwidth. Then again, if the deployment of ISDN is any example...
> I don't see what all the fuss is about. Correct me if I'm wrong, but no
> matter what kind of line or system you run, or your service provider runs,
> you're still at the mercy of steadily decreasing bandwidth net-wide. So
> what if the first or last hop is very fast, you still have to sit around
> and wait for those packets to make their way through all kinds of
> overcrowded machines and lines to go anywhere on the internet.
> Comments?
> ::::::::
> "My rods and cones are all screwed up!"
> - Kramer