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During the 1940s, Claude Shannon developed Shannon's Result which concluded that phone lines can only handle up to about 35Kbps. During the 1990s it was possible to create 56.6 Kbps modems. Does this violate Shannon's Result? Explain.

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Fewer analog-to-digital conversions between two communication endpoints of 56Kbps modem is the key.

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It does not violate Shannon's result because that applies to two analog modems communicating over a telephone network.

The 56Kbps modem was designed with the assumption that communications will occur ...

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