Faster yet - 56k modems ship this month

The 56Kbit/sec modems are coming - and US Robotics says its product will be first to market.

The 56Kbit/sec modems are coming - and US Robotics says its product will be first to market.

The Illinois company says it will be shipping the new, fast modem at the end of this month, having tested it in 87 US area codes. In the majority of tests, the company experienced only one analog-to-digital coversion in the path of the call, a necessary condition for the modem to work at intended speeds.

The company has not released pricing for the modem which has been called X2 during testing.

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