CECS 5400

Educational Telecommunications

Summer 2006

Assignment #2

Voice Telecommunications. (including phone line data transfer)


Discuss and describe bandwidth issues and their impact in education.

Turn In:

  1. Why is the theoretical limit on the speed of a traditional modem in the neighborhood of 28.8-56K? Why do cable modems or DSL not have to comply with that limit?

    What is the Digital Divide and how is it tied to the question above on bandwidth. Should educators be worried about the Digital Divide? How can the Digital Divide impact your school and classroom.

    Compose your answer electronically in 5-6 paragraphs and post it to your group's on-line discussion system.

  2. On your group's on-line discussion system reply to at least two postings on this assignment. Provide meaningful comments.