ADSL Line Extenders

Rafael Possamai rafael at
Wed Apr 29 14:36:33 UTC 2015

Semi-related question: in instances like this, wouldn't a point-to-point
link provide larger throughput and be less expensive? Unless you are
talking about several subscribers that are already installed and operating.
Depending on the situation, it might make sense to set a few sectorial
antennas at a high-point and link everyone with small inexpensive CPE
antennas. Just a quick thought.

Good luck,

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Jean-Francois Mezei <
jfmezei_nanog at> wrote:

> A friend on a rural DSl association asked about ADSL line extenders.
> A search on Google yields many products dating back to the days of
> ADSL-1 advertising 1mbps profiles, but a few seem more recent and
> support ADSL2+ (not sure if any support VDSL2).
> Are these thing out of date and no longer deployed ? Were they ever
> effective, or just vapourware that didn't really improve things ?
> Do any Telcos still deploy them ?  Anyone know of deployments in Canada ?
> I just need a reality check on those devices.
> jf

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