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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 16. Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Technology

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

DSL and Cable Modems 258

The Future of DSL 267

DSL and cable modems are the fastest technology available today for accessing the Internet for home or small-office users. Although both of these technologies offer a very fast download speed, and a variable upload speed (depending on the service agreement), they are not a substitute for the T-carrier dedication connections, ATM, or even Frame Relay. Those technologies are for high-speed networks that require service-level agreements for bandwidth commitments or dedicated connections, whereas DSL and cable modems are for home workers, small offices, and home users who just want to have fun. Just because ...

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