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Short Take: Gateway ships 56-kbps modems

Gateway 2000 said it is shipping systems with 56-kbps modems based on U.S. Robotics x2 technology. Gateway said it began shipping its modems on Monday. The x2 technology allows connections at speeds of up to 56 kbps, about twice as fast as current modems.

Brooke Crothers Former CNET contributor
Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.
Brooke Crothers
said it is shipping systems with 56-kbps modems based on U.S. Robotics x2 technology. Gateway said it began shipping its modems on Monday. The x2 technology allows connections at speeds of up to 56 kbps, about twice as fast as current modems.