John David M. Miller ( (no email) )
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 01:25:05 -0500

My question regarding any of the much hyped, high
speed access types is: Where's the Bandwidth?

How can any ISP afford the backbone bandwidth
necessary to effectively support a significant number
of customers using it at prices like $99?

Even a T3 would rapidly become saturated. If the ISP is
responsible enough to give the customer what they advertise
1.5 = $99 then their backbone connection costs would
drive them into bankruptcy post haste.

I am basing this upon the methods that most of us use
for our backbone connections. If "enter bb provider of choice"
started offering us 45Mbs. connections at T1 prices
through xdsl or some other technology then OK go to it.
I don't see this happening.

Any thoughts? There is an ISP in CT doing the same at
the one you mention in NH. I must be missing something
in the economics of their businesses. :-)

The same holds true for Cable Companies among their
other issues.

John Miller

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard A. Brooks <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, January 25, 1998 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: ADSL

>There's an ISP here in NH offering (with radio ads) ADSL
>service for $99.00 per month. 12000 feet at 1.5kbps and up
>to 6kbps on 24 gauge copper, I understand. Verrrry
>interesting... Subscriber interface isn't cheap either from
>what I read. Time brings pricing down though, right?
>Howard Brooks - President - IamNet, Inc. -
>Your one stop Internet service, support and solutions shop.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gregory W. Bondy <gbondy@MAELSTROM.NET>
>To: <>
>Date: Sunday, January 25, 1998 10:13 PM
>Subject: RE: ADSL
>>Heh. So will you. Doesn't mean you should be completely
>ignored. Well...
>>then again... ;)
>>We are testing ADSL here and it is very interesting. It's
>not quite "there"
>>yet, but any technology where you can approach ethernet
>speeds on a cheap
>>pair of copper over 5,000 feet is worth looking at.
>>At 06:54 PM 1/25/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>>ADSL will die.
>>>From: Marvin Anglin
>>>Sent: Sunday, January 25, 1998 6:39 PM
>>>Subject: ADSL
>>><<File: ATT00000.htm>>
>>>A lot of news is out about ADSL. How do other ISPs feel
>about ADSL? Are
>>>the small independent ISPs going to be able to play a part
>in ADSL? With
>>>ADSL and cable modems are the small ISPs going out of
>business and a
>>>monopoly will emerge?
>>>Comments welcomed....
>>>Marvin Anglin
>>>Atlanta On-Line InterNet, Inc.
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