TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: DSL Speed

Re: DSL Speed

William Warren (
Sat, 18 Jun 2005 17:36:56 -0400

Choreboy wrote:

> A relative has a farm. His phone service comes in on 700 yards of
> ordinary telephone cable buried along his driveway. Last week he got
> Bellsouth DSL. It comes in on the same conductors as before, but I've
> seen speeds fifty times faster than dialup.

> I thought 56K was the fastest speed possible with conventional
> telephone cable. How can DSL be so much faster with the same old
> cable?

How can a Porshe be so much faster than a Volkswagon on the same road?

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