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

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  1. alex2029

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    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 ?
     
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    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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