[nanog] Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access

Sharif Torpis faust at grift.com
Tue Jan 27 01:06:38 UTC 1998

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 24, 1998 at 04:09:49PM -0000, John R. Levine wrote:
> >
> > Everyone's overcommitted, nobody can provide full pipe bandwidth on the
> > connections they're selling now.  This isn't news.
> yes, but those people aren't usually selling a wide enough hose to make
> it useful for resale or server operation, which the ADSL stuff _will_.

No it isn't useful for resale or server operation. Your upstream bandwidth isa
fraction of the downstream bandwidth when using ADSL (e.g. 1.5Mbps
vs. 384Kbps).

HDSL and SDSL are a different story.

"Gas, grass, or ass, nobody rides for free."

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