RE: Fw: New and Improved

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:33:07 -0600

Sorry for sounding clueless here. I was influenced and somewhat misled by the
following, though --

> ...
> Basic channels can be aggregated to support higher data rates. For example,
> eight basic channels can be aggregated to support the equivalent of an ISDN
> "2B + D" link (i.e., 128 Kbps payload and 16 Kbps D-channel).
> ...
> The Teledesic Network accommodates a wide variety of terminals and data
> rates. ... the 16 Kbps basic channel payload rate up to 2.048 Mbps ...
> ...
> Antennas for these terminals can range in size from 28 cm to 1.6 m

So, this was merely an example and not what's necessarily expected? Which is
fine. I'd love to run @2+ Mbps, but I was thinking more of what's practical/
affordable than what's feasible. I can't see a laptop with a 5 ft. dish, and
I suspect the new system won't be substantially cheaper than ISDN for the same
data rates. I'd love to be proven wrong, tho!