An affordable and fast external, if you don't mind going without the extras.
3Com said that Dr. Brent Townshend, who has claims as the originator of the basic technology used in all 56 kbps modems, has regained control of his patents from 3Com. As is required of any technology used in international standards, Townshend will license the technology on "reasonable terms and conditions," the company said.
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