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Broadband to the home (BTTH): architectures, access methods, and the appetite for it

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1 Author(s)
Khasnabish, B. ; GTE Labs. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

The demand for high-volume data transfer to the home for interactive multipurpose residential multimedia applications (such as tele-education, interactive on-demand entertainment, home shopping, browsing the World Wide Web to retrieve up-to-date information) and telecollaboration, including telecommuting to work, are continuously increasing. Technological advances and the 1996 Telecommunications (Deregulation) Act allow both telephone and television service providers to compete in each other's territory for providing broadband services to the home (BTTH). BTTH refers to broadband data services which may or may not use a high bandwidth link. It essentially gives the end user an impression or feeling that megabit-rate data transmission is occurring to/from the terminal, so the benefits of broadband services are enjoyed at the most convenient time within the comforts of home. It can be achieved for example, by using twisted pair copper wire telephone line using various types of digital subscriber line (xDSL) modems installed at both ends of the line. Issues and challenges of BTTH are discussed, in addition to describing future position(s) of the traditional service providers

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Network, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 1 )