California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 3
April-May, 1996

Education First Highlights

Paul J. Sosa, Pacific Bell

On February 7 the California Public Utilities Commision (CPUC) approved the Knowledge Network ISDN access rate for K-12 schools. The rate is $40.00 per month per line for unlimited local and Zone 3 usage plus the cost of their ISDN access line. This means that calls up to 16 miles will be covered by a $40.00 flat usage rate. Certain terms and conditions apply.

Ascend Corporation announced several new products. The Max 1800 serves 8 BRI's and a serial port that can be configured to Point to Point or Frame Relay service. An optional feature allows analog PPP support. This is a perfect solution for a small district Wide Area Network. The second product is the Pipeline 130 that supports one BRI and one Frame Relay port. These products are excellent low cost alternatives to traditional routers.

Paul J. Sosa is a System Designs Consultant, Educational Services for Pacific Bell. He can be reached at (213) 975-2287 or by e-mail at .

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