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An overview of VDSL2 vectoring

Vectored DSL as defined in ITU-T Recommendation G.993.5 supports line speeds of greater than 100 Mbps on loops up to 500 meters in length, enabling the most advanced application services to be carr

British cool to 'superfast' broadband services, while U.S. market smothering DSL

Things are apparently different on the other side of the ocean when it comes to "superfast broadband services." Even though 60 percent of U.K. premises had access to high-speed broadband, only 7 percent of Internet connections were being used, according to Ofcom.

DSL vendor ASSIA grabs first Chinese customer, China Telecom Jiangsu

Word that ASSIA, a vendor that provides dynamic spectrum management (DSM) software tools for DSL networks, has signed China Telecom Jiangsu as its first Chinese customer shows that the Chinese are anxious to move ahead with broadband over existing copper networks.

Achieving quality IPTV over DSL

IPTV over DSL must continue to enhance its capabilities in order to compete with TV services provided by terrestrial TV, hybrid fiber coaxial cable services, fiber to the home and satellite deliver

ABI Research: FTTH costs giving telcos pause

Even though Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks bring blazing speed and a fat pipe on which to offer new, competitive services like IPTV, telcos worldwide are increasingly finding themselves in a financial quandary when deciding to quit copper and move to fiber, according to ABI Research's Broadband CPE report.

FCC debates whether DSL or FTTP is best fit for the Connect America fund

The Federal Communications Commission wants to know if Fiber to the Premises or hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Node is the best option to fill the broadband availability gap in rural communities.

AT&T believes IP DSLAMs could solve its rural broadband problem

AT&T (NYSE: T) is considering breathing new life into its rural wireline networks to deliver broadband services, a move that goes against its recent drive to divest what it believes are

DirecTV accuses Verizon of 'abandoning initiatives that would compete with cable'

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) decision to abandon its DSL service and plan to market a fixed wireless broadband product with DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) shows the telco is focused on "abandoning initiatives that

AT&T's Digital Life could make its wireline broadband base even stickier

AT&T's (NYSE: T) recent launch of its Digital Life home control and monitoring service illustrates the telco's need to generate new wireline and wireless revenue streams. As noted by

Verizon's DSL plans questioned by congressman

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) decision to couple its DSL service with landline service for new customers and those seeking to change service plans has drawn the attention of U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) who