TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: AT&T U-verse and IPTV

AT&T U-verse and IPTV
7 Aug 2006 18:09:49 -0700

I have been following IPTV and I was a little disappointed to learn
that AT&T's U-verse internet (VDSL: next gen dsl) will only have a max
speed of 6mb's.

One reason is that since VDSL is next generation dsl it still relies
upon copper twisted pair telco technolgy. The other reason is that
HDTV utilizes 1.5gb of bandwidth. The strange thing is that VDSL is
supposed to have a bandwidth of 20gb's. The more likely scenario is
that the current VDSL chips are first generation. Will be interesting
to see what happens in any case.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: One thing I do not understand about the
'new' AT&T is that now they claim they have _three_ DSL speeds
available, low, medium and high, ranging from 1.5 through 6.0. Can
anyone who happens to be an AT&T DSL customer explain how they
calculate this, and if it is true or not? PAT]

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