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Windows 7: Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

26 Oct 2014   #1
A Guy

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

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DSL was one of the first widely adopted technologies for bringing high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses, but it hasn't been the fastest.

That's all changing. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, several companies are announcing and demonstrating products that bring DSL -- or digital subscriber line -- into a future with a speed of 1 gigabit per second. That's about 1,000 times the data-transfer speed the technology offered when it arrived in the late 1990s.

The DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry giant Broadcom, China-based Triductor Technology and Israeli startup Sckipio. The technology itself should arrive in homes starting in 2016.
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28 Oct 2014   #2
GARoss

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DSL was one of the first widely adopted technologies for bringing high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses, but it hasn't been the fastest.

That's all changing. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, several companies are announcing and demonstrating products that bring DSL -- or digital subscriber line -- into a future with a speed of 1 gigabit per second. That's about 1,000 times the data-transfer speed the technology offered when it arrived in the late 1990s.

The DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry giant Broadcom, China-based Triductor Technology and Israeli startup Sckipio. The technology itself should arrive in homes starting in 2016.
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This is great news for us schmoes out in rural USA. And, just in time for streaming UHD.
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28 Oct 2014   #3
rontom

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DSL was one of the first widely adopted technologies for bringing high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses, but it hasn't been the fastest.

That's all changing. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, several companies are announcing and demonstrating products that bring DSL -- or digital subscriber line -- into a future with a speed of 1 gigabit per second. That's about 1,000 times the data-transfer speed the technology offered when it arrived in the late 1990s.

The DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry giant Broadcom, China-based Triductor Technology and Israeli startup Sckipio. The technology itself should arrive in homes starting in 2016.
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A Guy
This is great news for us schmoes out in rural USA. And, just in time for streaming UHD.
Really! I hope CenturyLink takes notice of this!!
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28 Oct 2014   #4
andrew129260

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I am looking forward to this. Even though I have cable everyone deserves access to an alternative-and faster speeds.
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29 Oct 2014   #5
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Where we live (and we live here by choice, not need) there's 1,500 people living in a 36 sq mile area. That's about one block in most cities.

I don't have ill feeling towards cable companies for not venturing out to rural areas. Make no mistake; they're in business to make money. The cost of doing so vastly out weighs the financial rewards. But, older DSL lines have been in place for quite some time. It was just a matter of time before someone came up with something like this. Can't wait to be part of the rest of the world again.
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29 Oct 2014   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've been using (A)DSL at home for years now, and it was the best choice I ever made. No cable, wireless and other BS services, just plain simple (A)DSL. 5 down, 1 up and that's it; I have a very stable connection, my ping is always badass for games, I don't have to worry about anything. Why wouldn't someone want to use DSL? I'd pick stability over speed any day.
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29 Oct 2014   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

A few years ago I used to think Satellite TV was the future - now you don't need an ugly dish any more - and with Internet speeds these days streaming even 4K quality video is just fine.

The only problem is that you are swapping a Satellite provider by an ISP - and the ISP's can get much more control by central Govt over downloadable sites etc than the Satellite companies.

I used to think N.Korea was probably the most censored place -- that distinction now seems to belong to the UK.

Record Labels Obtain Order to Block 21 Torrent Sites | TorrentFreak

However anybody can get round this in about 2 secs flat - but it shows that these so called "Free Countries" behave just the same as the other "Nasty" places when there's MONEY involved.

(Interestingly enough it's only EE in the mobile phone companies who have a block - so even HUGE VODAFONE on its 4G network still allows access - so if you don't want to use the get arounds just set up a 4G vodafone connection as your wifi access point - and BINGO !!!).- I'm sure this loophole will soon be blocked too BTW.

These people blocking sites would be better off if things like TV programs were shown AT THE SAME TIME world wide - and things like NETFLIX / HULA etc should accept subscriptions from ANYWHERE instead of having different content available in different countries -- where I am there is about ZERO chance o a lot of stuff being shown on Iceland TV -- I loved the STRAIN for example - and would willingly PAY for a DVD - but no go - so what other choice than to use "The Wild".

In N.Korea though you might have to look for an Electricity supply -- but colleagues of mine in the UK say also that a cold snap this winter combined with lack of sensible energy policies might render THEM also to power outages. !!!!

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Oct 2014   #8
GARoss

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I've been using (A)DSL at home for years now, and it was the best choice I ever made. No cable, wireless and other BS services, just plain simple (A)DSL. 5 down, 1 up and that's it; I have a very stable connection, my ping is always badass for games, I don't have to worry about anything. Why wouldn't someone want to use DSL? I'd pick stability over speed any day.
True, but until this new technology is in place, current DSL is far too slow for streaming quality HD & future UHD. I believe streaming is the future of all media, not cable or satilite services. 1Gb speed should be good for a decade or two.
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30 Oct 2014   #9
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This is very good news but, I wish in Australia that we could have a MUCH better system than we can have.
Currently, about the BEST one can expect here in Australia is 100mbps and that is ONLY inside Australia.
Australia is about the WORST for internet speeds. The best on Cable here is $115.00 for unlimited and NOT
the 100mbps available that you have to pay $20.00 extra. This also is in conjunction with a home phone.
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31 Oct 2014   #10
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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I've been using (A)DSL at home for years now, and it was the best choice I ever made. No cable, wireless and other BS services, just plain simple (A)DSL. 5 down, 1 up and that's it; I have a very stable connection, my ping is always badass for games, I don't have to worry about anything. Why wouldn't someone want to use DSL? I'd pick stability over speed any day.
True, but until this new technology is in place, current DSL is far too slow for streaming quality HD & future UHD. I believe streaming is the future of all media, not cable or satilite services. 1Gb speed should be good for a decade or two.
With 5 down, I stream 720p with no problems. I could increase my package as far as 100 down and be able to do any kind of streaming regardless of quality. I'm not sure I see how DSL falls behind on this... At least in my country.
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