At 09:46 PM 1/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I just went to ComNet today and spoke with several manufacturers marketing
>their ADSL solutions, and everyone without fail insisted that the distance
>limitations were from the host equipment to the end user equipment. I asked
>them each specifically if the distance was calculated from each site to the
>CO, with the distance between COs ignored and they said absolutely not!
>They said that the circuit was like a dry loop circuit with the copper pairs
>going from point A to point B un-interrupted.
>That's not what we have been hearing here in other posts, and I don't claim
>to know myself, that's just was the boys in the suits are saying here in DC.
>The longest demonstration I saw today was 20K feet, and the connection was
>under 128K in both directions. So if what they are saying is correct, and
>you can't connect a customer 20 miles away (using the 5000ft to CO, and
>8000ft to CO, with no penalty from CO to CO method) then I don't see how
>ADSL is going to be a feasible solution outside of the densely populated
>metropolitan areas. If it will work like that, and the sales boys don't
>know what they're talking about (I know, I know) then we'd all better start
>looking for the solution we're going to implement!
>From: Michael R. Conder <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 1:23 AM
>Subject: Re: ADSL
>>> A lot of news is out about ADSL. How do other ISPs feel about ADSL? Are
>>> the small independent ISPs going to be able to play a part in ADSL? With
>>> ADSL and cable modems are the small ISPs going out of business and a
>>> monopoly will emerge?
>>> Comments welcomed....
>>> Marvin Anglin
>>> Atlanta On-Line InterNet, Inc.
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