From: Ray Bay (canyonlands_at_theriver.com)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 04:04:56 EST
Well, you are sorta correct... actually, as a broadcast engineer I have
had to check a number of situations in North Carolina, Arizona, New
Mexico, Utah, and California...
It is not possible to exceed 53K, but if the lines are new and the relay
boxes are good, it is quite possible to exceed 48 and come very close to
53K... I have seen 51 and 52 a number of times.
The reality is that many of the lines onto which we hooked our very
sophisticated test gear... did not exceed 38K or 39K much of the time
and certainly not between 11 am and 3 p.m... and again 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Many times these sophisticated high speed lines dropped down to 24K to
28K for extended periods of time... Southern Arizona and Western New
Mexico has entire areas of 75 miles by 75 miles where the speeds never
got above 24K and do not today...
Generally anywhere that US West is, you must expect that the high speeds
are rare and some locations never happen... and they are pushing DSL at
high prices. My experience leads me to believe that many, many other
telephone companies are not providing you with the speed you think you
are getting... but none I know of (other than small local or regional
companies) are consistently worse than USWest.
"sehh of H.I.C. & D.B.S." wrote:
> When comparing modem speeds please remember
> that the 56K speed is just an advertising trick.
> Phone lines can't practicaly reach 56K speeds. 48K speeds
> is about the highest speeds that you'll ever get. If some modem
> reports 56K speeds or higher, then its a lie.
> Although you may notice the download speed to reach 56K or even
> higher, but that only happens when downloading plain text or very
> uncompressed data.
> Another thing to consider is the modem on the 'other end'. Which may
> not be as good as yours. Other things to consider is the cables that you
> are using, their length and outside interference.
> (like places with a lot of storms etc)
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