RE: Can we end this thread? Was 28.8 Modem Users

Subject: RE: Can we end this thread? Was 28.8 Modem Users
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 15:01:31 -0500

To continue this thought about designing documentation for download <vbg>, I
am in Connecticut. Connecticut is not a rural state. I live in a suburban
area. DSL and cablemodem are not available to me. I do some web design and
ship other documents across the internet. I use a 56k external modem, 'cos
Winmodems stink. However, uploads are limited to 33k. My download connection
is, in fact, regulated to 53k. My ISP and other ISPs I have tried rarely
provide a connection faster than 42k and never faster than 48k. I suppose
businesses in my district can run T1s and multiple banks of parallel 56k
modems. But, the reality is, many, many internet users are connecting
between 28k and 56k . . . the majority of users have to be slower than 56k/
I don't know about the majority of small businesses, I suppose that would
depend on what their business is, but I suspect you cannot count on small
businesses connecting faster than 56k in most areas of the USA.

What do most websites do? Well, I don't know, but those that are retail
outlets or information outlets catering to the general public really need to
keep file sizes small . . ..


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [SMTP:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Not to prolong this any longer, but I wass exposed to something last
> night.
> I happen to connect via highspeed cable at home and T-1 LAN at work.
> However. last night, I went to a friend's house to help him put up a
> small personal web. He connects via 28.8. I'd forgotten what a
> difference it is.
> The cost of 56 modems is what...about the same as what we bill or
> earn in two hours or less? Just from the standpoint of getting things
> done faster, is it not worth the cost savings from 2 hours of
> increased productivity to upgrade?

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