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Telcos Turn Copper into Digital TV

Posted: 10/1999 Telcos Turn Copper into Digital TV Remember the information superhighway–the broadband fast lane telephone companies planned to pave past every American home, delivering voice services, high-speed Internet connections, video-on-demand and other digital delights? Was it just a high-speed fantasy? The information superhighway may not be universally deployed, but the promise of residential broadband […]

Squeezing Bandwidth Out of Voice

Posted: 08/1999 Squeezing Bandwidth Out of Voice By Woody Benson To maximize network performance, corporations have been employing effective data compression schemes for years. Yet, when it comes to voice compression, the benefits often are underestimated. While bandwidth will be more readily available and more cost-effective, there always will be a drive to maximize the […]

Business News – NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services

Posted: 08/1999 NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has selected San Francisco-based NorthPoint Communications Inc. as its preferred national symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) partner. The agreement enables IXC to add dedicated, SDSL-based high-speed local access to its services portfolio. The service is slated to be available to […]

Williams Network Pulls It All Together

Posted: 08/1998 Williams Network Pulls It All Together By Paula Bernier When Williams Network was looking to build a new nationwide network, after selling off all but one fiber strand of its original network to WorldCom Inc. in 1995, the company knew it was going to cost them. But because of advances in asynchronous transfer […]

PCS

Posted: 09/1997 PCS It’s Personal By Debera Bell-Beam The next generation of mobile phone service is personal. The idea is communications regardless of location–people roaming freely with personal numbers assigned to them rather than phones and "find me" call completion that tracks down anyone, anywhere (just about, any way). Well, maybe not. It all depends […]

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