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Congressional bills that could affect your business, dial-up modems and more

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Don't Touch That Dial-Up

The dial-up modem isn't ready for the tech graveyard just yet. The recently introduced V.92 standard is poised to up the ante for what a dial-up can do. What you get are shorter connection times, the ability to answer phone calls while remaining connected, and upload speeds of up to 48Kbps (compared to 31.2Kbps for the older V.90 standard). U.S. Robotics was the first out of the gate with V.92 external modems in March.

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