10 thoughts on “100 Mbps DSL is Here & 800 Mbps is Around the Corner”

  1. Raymond
    Unfortunately, the 100 meg only works over very short distances and requires replacing line cards or DSLAMs. That’s unlikely, so this won’t help most of us. Related improvements in noise reduction should be good for a 15% to 50% improvement over what you have. Every carrier has the technology to double your speed using two lines, but as far as I know Sonic.net in California is the only one offering that as a commercial product.

  2. Its all a con to protect the copper cabal for longer. They may even have to lay more copper to make it work, which is criminal when they could be laying fibre. Bonding obsolete copper pairs is old tech. Bring on the light.

  3. I wonder how much of this information is part of a infomercial that Om agreed to write and got paid for and how much of it is purely to discuss the state of DSL.
    This stinks more of an infomercial masquerading as a nice blog post.
    Everything that has been discovered about DSL states the limitations for throughput whether it is signal noise or the distance you can sustain, yet people continue to hype it and try to continue to sustain themselves and their stock value.
    I believe the most effective solutions for broadband access lie in Wireless broadband and the big bets made by telco’s in FTTH like Fios or FTTC like Uverse are in the long run not very cost effective when they compete with wireless broadband, will they shut them down is to be seen. Will the U.S. FCC allow Municipalities to offer their own wireless broadband and or will we need a tea party movement to challenge the status quo that we have of high priced broadband access. DSL, Cable and Fiber all are expensive and we have oligopolies operating not free competitions.
    Lets see some real blog post by Om on this rather than a infomercial….

  4. Last mile bandwidth (in Telco networks) isn’t the main area where capacity improvements are needed to improve end user experience. 30Mbps to the home would allow multiple HD live streams + support downloads and other activities.

    The congestion points happen further back in the network (e.g. DSLAM/OLT uplink, aggregation router, router cores, peering points). Increasing the b/w & reducing the overbooking factor in these areas would could make a 15Mbps service seem uber fast for most consumer applications.

    Last mile b/w needs to increase of course to enable applications that will come (3DTV, holograms, …), but that isn’t the bottleneck today.

  5. Hah I’ll believe it when I see it delivered consistently. At home I’m supposed to get 6 Mbit/sec from AT&T and at night it drops down to about 1.3 so I’m guessing many ISP’s won’t have capacity internally to handle such speeds. Of course they’ll probably add in usage caps to make it appear they have capacity, but like I said, I’ll believe it when I see it.

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