> What solution would you propose instead for a remote site, far from
> telephone lines, where no one on staff has competence in
> communications technologies?
At $300+/Mb, I think "no electronic communication" would be a solution worth
> Apparently so, given the alternatives. Recall that the status quo
> for electronic communications is essentially to send someone in a
> vehicle with a diskette on a two hour drive, which basically means
> they rarely if ever communicate electronically.
Never underestimate the bandwidth represented by a briefcaseful of recordable
CDs in the back of a Toyota 4x4. Two (650Mb) CDs on a 2-hour drive are the
equivalent of a T1 (about 1.4Mbit/sec, against the 1.544Mbit/sec of a T1 circuit).
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