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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by alex2029, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. alex2029

    alex2029 Thread Starter

    Oct 10, 2001
    Dsl speed depends on how far you are from the central office, but at what distance do you start noticing significant reductions in speed ? Can you still get high speed access (up to 1 Mbps) if your house is 3-4 miles away from the central office ?
  2. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
    3-4 miles is probably about the limit, depending on your telco

    here's one company's info - look at the adsl lite section, not the .dmt (full rate).

    and contrary to what the cable haters say
    - adsl transfer rates are not guaranteed, they're stated as the maximum d/l and u/l and all sorts of things affect your actual usage, notably the age of the lines (ie how old is the line equipment & technology)
    - old neighborhood -> probably lower speeds

    try www.dslreports.com for more specific info
    - you can even put in your zip code and see how close you are to a CO in the service locator section
    - the forums are in the 'community' section
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