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Date:      Fri, 9 Feb 1996 11:23:55 -0800 (PST)
From:      kline@tera.com (Gary Kline)
To:        terry@lambert.org (Terry Lambert)
Cc:        hm@altona.hamburg.com, terry@lambert.org, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ISDN devices supported?
Message-ID:  <9602091923.AA17481@tera.com>
In-Reply-To: <199602091627.JAA10517@phaeton.artisoft.com> from "Terry Lambert" at Feb 9, 96 09:27:31 am

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According to Terry Lambert:
> 
	[[...]]

> It's simple: being switched virtual circuit based, it is possible to
> charge for ISDN by use.
> 
> For Frame Relay (or raw ATM), the sheer volume of accounting information
> required makes "usage charges" impossible.
> 
> Paying for pipe diameter is good.
> 
> Paying for flow through a pipe of a fixed diameter is bad.
> 
> 
	Well, with the first change in the telecommunication
	laws here in the US since 1934, companies will be
	slitting each other's throats, and the charges will
	nosedive.  In Europe, which seems like a more
	reasoned bunch overall, who knows?

	gary kline



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