56k line

56k line

(communications)
A digital connection (possibly a leased line, possibly switched) capable of carrying 56 kbps.

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In fact Microsoft's controversial new Licensing 6.0 scheme provides users with product upgrades using the Web, not something many would be patient enough to do over a 56k line!
A single 56K line was installed into each school in the mid-'90s, providing one machine per school with Internet access.
Two remote SMSU campuses, Mountain Grove and West Plains, also connect to the main campus network for Internet use and campus resources with a 56K line and a T1, respectively.
Expect to pay around $100 per month for a 56K line or $500 per month for a T-1, which travels at 24 times the speed of a 56K circuit.
ATM: 155.000 Mbps 100BaseT 100.00 Mbps FDDI: 100.000 Mbps Token Ring: 16.00 Mbps Ethernet: 10.000 Mbps T-1 Line: 01.544 Mbps 56K Line: 00.560 Mbps 9600 bps: 00.096 Mbps This is an apples and oranges table because it mixes up local area network transmission technologies with data comunications technologies.
Now, why would we want to use a T-1 line instead of a 56K line when we already have vastly increased our capacity, begun to use statistical multiplexers and invoked data compression as well?
Hampton City Schools is using an Apple ANS 700 server to run Oracle and has a WAN consisting of SMDS T1 lines to all secondary and administration centers and SMDS 56K lines to all elementary schools.