> I think ISDN is going to be
> firmly wedged into a niche market forever. ESPECIALLY if the big telcos
> (US West, NYNEX) keep up their halfhearted support.
Down here, in my old France, our beloved operator - France Tlcom - is
marketing ISDN to make it affordable (not installation fee, rebate on
ISDN devices, rebate on digital calls, etc...). This policy does make
senses since 99.99 of France Tlcom network is digital. Why not then
converting the last 50 m of the network (between the customer and the
telco switch) ?
I heard that other european operators (Deutsch Telekom for example) have
the same gaol as France Telecom: trying to convert people to ISDN.
Most of the big ISPs in France charge the same fee as for analogic
connection: around 35 US $ unmettered access.
France Tlcoms charges around 40 US $/month for a BRI (compared to 15
US $ per analogic line).
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