Volume 7 #1 April 2002
Category: Computers, Software and Internet
A Look ahead
As the 1990's come to a close, the primary Internet related issue that is on the minds of most industry pundits is bandwidth. Bandwidth, for those of you whom are not lingo savvy, is the speed and breadth of internet connections. It can range from narrow-band, like the current 56k modems to high speed broadband which vary depending on particular technologies:
most users in 2002 still use modems to connect to the
scenario will gradually change over the next five
to ten years as:
No one individual technology listed above will dominate, but perhaps compete. Lead players will be Cable companies like TCI/AT&T/MediaOne (@Home) or Time Warner/AT&T (Roadrunner) and Local exchange companies (RBOCS) like BellSouth and US West that now provide ISDN but are beginning to provide ADSL and will partner with distributors/portals such as BellSouth's FastAccess and AOL.
soon: Which is the best Cable or DSL/ADSL?