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May 12, 1998
DSL in Colorado

05/12/98 RMIUG Meeting - DSL in Colorado

The Tuesday, May 12th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group will feature a presentation called "High Speed/ADSL Net Access in Colorado," an update on new high speed Internet access coming to a phone line near you. You've seen the emails about ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) and high speed Internet access options flying across the online discussion lists, you've seen articles in the paper - find out the *real* story from our expert panel.

Our first speaker will be Susan Davey (srdavey@uswest.com), DSL Marketing Product Manager with US West !nterprise. Susan will provide background by explaining ADSL to us - what it is, how it works and the technology used in rolling it out. Spike Ilacqua (spike@indra.com), Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Indra's Net will discuss ISDN vs. ADSL, which customers might benefit from each of these technologies, and the ISP viewpoint. Michael Rabb (mrabb@usvoice.com), president of US Voice Corp, and founder & president of the Colorado ISDN Interest Group will further discuss ISDN vs. ADSL and will apply lessons learned from ISDN rollout in Colorado to the coming ADSL launch. We are fortunate to have added another panelist, Bill Clendenning (billc@cos.wantweb.net) the Director of Sales for American Telecasting (WantWeb) which offers high-speed (750 Kbps) line of sight wireless Net access in Colorado. Bill will describe the technology they are using to offer high speed Internet access with this system. In addition, a representative from US West.net will be on hand to answer questions about ADSL rollout in Colorado by US West.net, the ISP.

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The meeting is Tuesday, May 12th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for refreshments and informal networking). The meeting will be held at The National Center for Atmospheric Research (note: new location!) at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up the hill, right under the Flatirons. For door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/ ), click on TripQuest, enter your starting address, NCAR's address, and voila! Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point you to meeting, which is held in the main auditorium, right off the lobby. The meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help defray expenses.

RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support from XOR Network Engineering (http://www.xor.com) for administration of RMIUG's electronic discussion lists & WWW site. Thanks also to NDA (http://www.nda.com) for sponsorship of refreshments for our group.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table.

There is an email mailing list set up for this group. General information can be obtained by sending an Email to rmiug@rmiug.org which will generate an auto-reply message that tells you about the lists and how to subscribe. You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our WWW site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Tentative schedule of upcoming RMIUG meetings:

  • July 14: Hot Internet startups in Colorado - panel of CEO's/founders Sept: (pending) Secrets of the Pros on Maintaining HUGE Web Sites, a behind-the-scenes peek at large, well-known web sites by the experts who maintain them.
  • Nov: TBA

(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)

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