March 11, 1996 |
Microsoft, Phone Companies to Use Web to Promote ISDN: Microsoft Corp. has organized phone companies, computer accessory makers and Internet access companies in an effort to make high-speed Integrated Services Digital Network, or ISDN, phone lines simpler to order. It will launch a site on the World Wide Web today where people can learn about prices and availability for ISDN.
September 18, 1998 |
State regulators fined Pacific Bell $309,000 for failing to provide 1997 survey data about the quality of its high-speed Internet service using integrated services digital network. The Public Utilities Commission also ordered the San Francisco-based phone company to absorb installation costs in some cases if more than 10% of PacBell's ISDN customers rate the service as "poor" or "terrible" in any three-month period before December 1999.
August 10, 1989 |
The University of Southern California is wiring itself for the 21st Century as a crew from American Telephone & Telegraph installs a new telecommunications nerve center. The so-called Integrated Services Digital Network, or ISDN, will enable faculty and researchers to communicate with colleagues around the world over a system that carries voice, pictures and computer data simultaneously over the same telephone line. "USC is part of a worldwide research community," said spokesman Hugh Kelley.
April 1, 1996 |
Ellen Sullivan, Malibu resident and Internet novice, is enjoying her first forays into cyberspace, making friends in the America Online chat rooms and surfing the colorful portion of the Internet known as the World Wide Web. But she has one big complaint: "Too often, AOL is AWOL--America Waiting Online--because it takes forever to get this stuff." She's hardly alone in her frustration.