Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 47 / APRIL 1984 / PAGE 108

Modem Tariff Update

I am happy to report that Southwestern Bell has eliminated the requirement that modem users obtain Information Terminal Service for their modems. While the problem has been taken care of here in Oklahoma, I have not heard anything which rescinds rumors of similar tariffs in other states. Therefore, I would like to extend an invitation to your readers to telephone me should they experience similar problems with their local telephone company.

Robert Braver
Source: STY801
Telex: 650-116-9625
Telephone: (405) 360-7462

Robert Braver is the author of "Guest Commentary: The High Cost Of Personal Telecommunications" (COMPUTE!, November 1983). His commentary dealt with the then-unresolved question of whether South-western Bell, and other telephone companies, should charge home computerists a higher rate (tariff) to connect modems to their residential telephone lines.