Re: Rumors about the death of the ARPANET


George Robbins (cbmvax!grr@uunet.uu.net)
26 Mar 88 19:55:35 GMT


In article <670@tetra.NOSC.MIL> > budden@tetra.nosc.mil.UUCP (Rex A. Buddenberg) writes:
>
> Maybe I'm missing something, but:
...
> Looks to me that 500 nodes times 20 km multiplies out to a pretty
> decent regional backbone -- internet a half dozen of these and you've
> got the country covered. Why are we fiddling around with ISDN?

Yes, and who do you have lined up to pay for a little fiber cable
terminating at your residence? ISDN gives hopes of getting reasonable
bandwidth almost anywhere a reasonable cost, whereas fiber will
probably be limited to backbone applications and connecting super
computer ($$$) centers.

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