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Michael Knight



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Download?

I'm thinking of either renewing my DSL or getting cable. Now suddenly the DSL is offering this new high speed when I had what I thought was the highest at 608 kpb. Can you really get that speed through a phone line because that's like the same or better as cable?
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zlim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Downloa [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Copper is being replaced by fiber optic cable (same as the cable company uses). Verizon FIOS is a fast service. Disclaimer: I do not use dsl, I'm a cable broadband subscriber. If your service is offered by Verizon, search for FIOS to see about the speeds.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Downloa [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

Assuming there are no problems with the connection between the xDSL modem at your end and the DSLAM (the device terminating the connection) at the telco's end, you should be able to 6Mbps or even faster connection between the two devices. One thing to keep in mind is that does not mean all connections will benefit from the increased speed since the limiting factor may not be the connection between the telco and your computer.

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Aryeh Goretsky
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Downloa [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Your DSL speed depends on many governing factors.

1. Distance from the last telephone Co. "Switch".

2. The number of 'branches' off of your pair of phone wires.

3. The age and condition of the phone cables.

4. How much speed you're willing to pay for. Wink

A friend of mine got a DSL hookup here in the same subdivision where I live. (but 2 miles closer to the switch)
To get the max speed, which he was paying for, the phone company had to "Prune" the lines, cutting off all the branches to his line that went off down all the side roads between the 'switch' and his house. After five or six trips to his place, by phone techs, he finally got what he'd been paying for all along.

The phone Co. tells me I'm too far from the 'switch' to get DSL at all.
So, here I sit, thankfull that I do get decent Dial-UP.

Thank You, "Atlantic.net", for a great dial up connection that never says, "Goodby" or hangs up on me. Wink Laughing Laughing Laughing

Good Luck,
The Shadow Cool
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Michael Knight



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I live less than a 1000 feet from the switch and already get the the max speed they used to offer:

608 Kbps (downstream)
384 Kbps (upstream)

AT & T bought them out and now they offer that speed. I thought I had heard some years back that DSL couldn't go as fast as cable broadband and I also thought it was interesting that now all the sudden they can offer that speed. I guess I'll see what I get on September 6. Anything in the Mbp range would amaze me. I just hoping the phone lines in my building are up to date.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you browse the various ISP websites, they usually have a line-test page somewhere that can test your phone line and report the max speed it's capable of carrying Wink....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I caught my phone man out here on the street one day and inquired about getting DSL. He told me "what we can't do today, we may be able to do tomorrow".
Time marches inexorably ON and things change. Equipment gets upgraded to better equipment and communication speeds increase.

I call my phone Co. once a month to remind them that "I WANT DSL!"
One day, they will say "OK". I just know it.
Well, I pray for it anyway. Wink

Cheers!
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councillor



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Downloa [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I don't know anyone that has the 6meg high speed DSL service, I have the fastest DSL Bellsouth service along with Comcast cable and the cable is twice as fast.
I've called and called Bellsouth (about the advertised) 6meg DSL and all they can say is --- it will be here one day if the demand warrants it.

Bummer, I wish Comcast had more competition. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Is It Really Possible To Get 3.0 to 6.0 Mbps DSL Downloa [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I'm not sure about in the USA, but here in the UK, ISP's are offering up to 10MB B'Band down the phone line.

Quite a turnaround from the old days when 56K was the max that dial-up modem technology would be able to stretch to Wink
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