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modem

a device used to connect a COMPUTER to the public telephone network to enable the computer to transmit or receive information from other computers sited some distance away.
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Projected Technology Adoption Cycle for ADSL Modems
The fax tool of choice these days is the fax modem, a device that combines the features of a fax machine and a modem.
There are many modems that can be added to the above computer systems to complete a communications package.