I have recently upgraded my USR Winmodem to 56k after checking USR's 1-888 bbs
and they said my line was good.
Connecting to two different local ISP's gets me a 31,200 connect *every* time.
I connected to USR's long-distance BBS (the one with X2 modems) and got a 52k
and a 50k connect.
Before the X2 upgrade I *always* got a 28.8 connect going into a digital
switch. This is the same number the ISP is using for the X2 now.
I called Bell-Atlantic and predictably they claim that they can do nothing. I
think that if I can actually call them with possible solutions I may have more
luck getting things changed. I have read all about SLC-96's and digital pads
in the newsgroup but could someone summarize the possible solutions the phone
company may have please?