> The max you'll actually get is 56,300 or there abouts - something to do
> with phone line quality and voltage and American FCC regulations
This is not actually true. These mystical US FCC regulations simply state
that you can't send any electrical signal you want down a phone line. During
the early days of the USR X2 protocol, there were problems which forced USR
to limit the speed to about 53kbits/sec in order to stay within these
limits. However, they very shortly improved things so that they could get
the full 56k and remain within the emissions limits set by the FCC.
FWIW, neither K56flex nor V.90 were ever rate limited to less than 56K.
Also, this was a US problem which never had any relevance to Europe. The
reason that people still rarely get connections > 53k is because you need
almost lab quality phone lines to achieve these speeds, not because there is
any political jiggery pokery going on.
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