- XDSL.com: news, deployment
- DSL Reports: equipment and
v Fact: Top 17 Fictions About the Broadband Internet, Feb. 2001.
Internet Use Up 42 Pct in 2003 -- FCC
Driven largely by new residential and small-business customers,
broadband use grew to 28.2 million lines by the end of 2003, the FCC
said. The growth rate increased slightly in the second half of the
year, from 18 percent to 20 percent, the FCC said. Cable-based services
continued to be the most popular form of broadband service, the FCC
found, accounting for 16.4 million lines. Telephone-based digital
subscriber line service accounted for 9.5 million lines, while 2.3
million high-speed lines used satellite, fiber-optic or wireless
Service for Linking to Internet Is Problem Ridden, NY Times, Dec.
"At the end of , 3.4 million homes and businesses will have
broadband Internet access through cable modems, compared with 1.2
million D.S.L. subscribers. But by 2005, there will be about 13.8
million cable-modem subscribers and 11.2 million D.S.L. subscribers,
according to Jupiter Communications, a communications-industry
- DSL speed test
- High-speed rate
hikes may be on the horizon, cnet.com, Feb. 26, 2001.
... Sadler estimates that on a $40 broadband connection, roughly $25 to
$28 dollars goes toward equipment costs, overhead and leased-line
charges to the Bells, and after other administrative costs leaves
roughly $8 to $10 in profit--before marketing costs such as
advertisements or direct mailers. "It costs almost $900 to provision a
single DSL customer," ...
of D.S.L.: Location, Location, Confusion (NYTimes, 01/13/00):
D.S.L. is just getting started in many areas. Among the nation's
30,000 central phone offices, 4,300 were equipped for D.S.L. as of the
end of September, according to TeleChoice, a consulting firm in Boston.
Fritz McCormick, an analyst at the Yankee Group, said there were 300,000
residential D.S.L. subscribers and 1.1 million cable modem subscribers
at the end of 1999. The number of residential D.S.L. subscribers is
expected to grow to 900,000 by the end of 2000."
DSL has a secret: "DSL provider NorthPoint Communications
oversubscribes its trunks by a measure of 2 to 1, meaning the bandwidth
coming into a network trunk is twice what the trunk can bear. That
method works without degrading customer service because in practice, all
customers aren't using their lines at the same time. "That ratio is
very conservative. We are not even close to dropping a packet," says
John Stormer, NorthPoint's vice president of marketing. GTE, which has
done some of the most thorough real-world DSL testing, says that 10-to-1
oversubscription still provides full throughput to customers 95% of the
time, even if they are all surfing the Internet simultaneously. That's
because even during heavy Web surfing, the link is idle much of the
time, according to Dale Veeneman, senior principal member of technical
staff at GTE Labs."
- "The cost for a Cable or ADSL modem will most likely begin in the
$150 to $300 range. The Cable companies and Telcos will probably have
to give the modem away or rent them, like the cable box, to be able to
pull customers away from each other.", "The Cambridge Newsletter"
slashes T1 prices to $250/month; "Industry estimates place the
number of cable modem users at around 300,000, while the number of DSL
subscribers is estimated to be about 25,000 to 30,000." (Oct. 26, 1998)
- 2wire bandwidth meter, including
upstream and downstream bandwidth
- DSL modem
test (delays: 7 ms)
- With ADSL, SDSL, HDSL,
and VDSL, telephone lines can carry high-rate data
extended area network (SEAN) architecture proposes to replace
LANs and access networks by xDSL
Bell To Roll Out ADSL
xDSL pricing makes its debut
the DSL numbers; hardware prices per line down to $750.
Consortium Seeks to Create In-Home Computer Networks
by Henning Schulzrinne