Symmetry, DSL, and all that

Mike Hammett nanog at
Mon Mar 2 19:00:04 UTC 2015

The backend is still symmetric. It's still something like 1.25 gigs up and 2.5 gigs down. You can only beat that going to AE. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Fletcher Kittredge" <fkittred at> 
To: "NANOG list" <nanog at> 
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2015 12:57:08 PM 
Subject: Symmetry, DSL, and all that 

Not a very informative discussion. 

Points of fact... 

>From Verizon's January filings regarding 2014Q4: 

1. Verizon has about eight million FIOS customers. 
2. "Fifty-nine percent of FiOS consumer Internet customers subscribed 
to data speeds of at least 50Mbps, up from 46 percent one year earlier." 

>From a Verizon press release last summer, all FIOS speeds are now 

ADSL development proceeded the development of the consumer Internet. The 
original patent was filed in 1988. DSL was designed originally to deliver 
video in an ISDN/ATM world. For that reason, it was asymmetric. 

Fletcher Kittredge 
8 Pomerleau Street 
Biddeford, ME 04005-9457 

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