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DSL technology shifts carriers to the passing lane for Internet access

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The explosive growth of the Internet is the single most important factor influencing global networking today. With over 40 million users and demand increasing at a rate of nearly 20% per month, the Internet accounts for the bulk of new data traffic, particularly in local exchanges. Dealing with this phenomenal growth and determining how to profit from it is one of the most pressing problems of telephone operating companies. Today's standard access methods for public and Wide Area Networks (WANs) using dial-up modems are inadequate to the task of delivering data at higher speeds. The use of Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL) technologies offers one of the best network access options for public carriers

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ASIC Conference and Exhibit, 1997. Proceedings., Tenth Annual IEEE International

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7-10 Sep 1997