Re: High speed access question...

Subject: Re: High speed access question...
From: Chuq Von Rospach (
Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 21:34:33 MDT

At 8:24 PM -0700 9/26/00, Bryce wrote:

>DSL, a single link( you share this with nobody) better download and
>upload speeds...

This is a bit of a misnomer -- DSL also shares connections with other
users. It just connects at a different place, and most times, into a
faster connection. You still end up net space, but you usually don't
until you run into a bigger pipe that cable modems share.

But it IS still possible for the shared connection to fill up or bog
down, which is why it's important to know what your ISP's standards
for overselling capacity is. you're less likely to hit sludgy
connections with DSL, but they aren't unheard of, because you're
connecting to a main connection at the CO, not into the local coax
with a slower shared uplink.

Of course, if you want to get really technical, every connection on
the internet is a shared connection....

There are, however, DSL users who are finding out their ISP has way
oversold their uplinks and get nailed with sludgy performance.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (
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