Coming soon: 56K modem standard

Thanks to Rick Teale for tipping me off to this story: A tentative agreement was reached last week on a standard for 56K modems. Currently, consumers are forced to choose between competing--and incompatible--56K modems. The preliminary standard

Paul Thurrott

December 18, 1997

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Thanks to Rick Teale for tipping me off to this story: A tentative agreement was reached last week on a standard for 56K modems. Currently, consumers are forced to choose between competing--and incompatible--56K modems. The preliminary standard for 56K modems is now likely to be decided at a January meeting of the International Telecommunications Union.

Apparently, modem manufacturers such as Rockwell, 3Com, and Motorola havefinally decided that the absence of a 56K modem standard is harming theindustry and will settle their differences and opt for a single technology.

Stay tuned, this one might actually happen

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Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

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