In today’s society, modems play
an important role in telecommunication. It enables people from different
locations to communicate with one another without having to travel.
Modems not only allow people to communicate, they are also vital tools
to access the information highway, telecommute, and have the option of
sending and receiving faxes. Modems are currently a necessity for
many businesses, schools and homeowners. It allows the user to connect
to different parts of world to gather information, meet people and to expand
their knowledge. Since the development of the old Teletype, modems
have been advancing in both speed and efficiency. With every new
development in modem technology, modems will be able to send information
and log on to the Internet in less time. Modems will soon be so advanced
that the communication channel will have to be switch from the current
use of telephones to coaxial cables and digital channels.