Re: Rumors about the death of the ARPANET

George Robbins (cbmvax!
26 Mar 88 19:55:35 GMT

In article <670@tetra.NOSC.MIL> > (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.

George Robbins - now working for,	uucp: {uunet|ihnp4|rutgers}!cbmvax!grr
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