Applications That Drive High-Speed Access

Having a big data pipe to the house opens up a new world of applications that were not possible before with analog modems or even ISDN. Applications such as the World Wide Web and e-mail can be run on top of IP. Plus now with plenty of bandwidth that DSL provides, other bandwidth hungry applications can also run on top of IP as well. With a theoretical speed of 8-Mbps download for ADSL and 52 Mbps for VDSL, data, voice, and video can be run concurrently over the same copper wire. The following sections discuss applications that are bandwidth intensive, including

Video over DSL

With over 827 million copper ...

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