Technical: More About Connectivity

Making Bandwidth is Easy

Technically, the solution is simple. You can install two telephone lines and use them in parallel, giving you a total of 66 Kbps. If you need more capacity you can install ten telephone lines, for a total of 330 Kbps. Sure, it's expensive, having ten modems in a pile is inconvenient, and you may have to write networking software to share the data evenly between the ten lines. But if it was sufficiently important, it could be done. People with ISDN lines already do this using a process called BONDING (which is short for "Bandwidth ON Demand INteroperability Group"), which enables them to use two 64 Kbps ISDN channels in parallel for a combined throughput of 128 Kbps.

Getting additional bandwidth is possible, even if it's not always economical. However, equally important is that making limited bandwidth go further is easy.

 

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