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Connecting Homes to the Internet: An Engineering Cost Model of Cable vs. ISDN

  title={Connecting Homes to the Internet: An Engineering Cost Model of Cable vs. ISDN},
  author={Sharon Eisner Gillett},
  • S. Gillett
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • Computer Science, Business
Using the World Wide Web at 28.8 Kbps (or less) can be a frustrating experience: a multimedia page that takes a fraction of a second to download at Ethernet speeds takes many seconds at modem rates. Two enhancements to existing infrastructure have the potential to deliver more satisfactory residential Internet access: ISDN telephone service, and upgraded cable TV networks. While ISDN dedicates bandwidth to each user, cable networks support a shared bandwidth approach similar to that used in… 
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