Symmetry, DSL, and all that

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Mon Mar 2 19:05:49 UTC 2015


Damn A key... I mean asymmetric. 




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Mike Hammett 
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----- Original Message -----

From: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net> 
To: "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00:04 PM 
Subject: Re: Symmetry, DSL, and all that 

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. 




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Mike Hammett 
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----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Fletcher Kittredge" <fkittred at gwi.net> 
To: "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org> 
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 
symmetric. 

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/07/verizon-fios-finally-symmetrical-upload-speeds-boosted-to-match-download/ 

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. 





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