[ILUG] [OT] - Bandwidth provider...
vin at cunniffe.net
Thu May 25 14:10:48 IST 2000
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 11:07:17PM +0100, Steffen Higel wrote:
> > I heard a while back, (and do forgive me if I have been misinformed), that
> > the biggest factor in causing the delay was that they didn't know how to
> > price it. ie offering a service which is The Way To Go, but pricing it in
> > such a way as not to piss off people who had already invested in ISDN.
> What I find fascinating about the whole thing is the amount of pushing
> Eircom are doing on ISDN at the moment, including the radio advert. which
> claims that it is 4 times as fast as a modem - hmm, 128 / 44 = 4 - I wonder
> will they let me pay my bill using that kind of mathematics ? If I wasn't
> such a lazy bastard, I'd complain to the advertising standards authority
> about that.
It's 4x the speed of a 56k modem for *upload*, roughly 3x for download.
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