On Sat, 4 Mar 2000, Thomas Ribbrock wrote:
> Interesting. If I go by what my modem reports, the mean would be 46667bit/s
> (I usually get 46667 and about the same number of 43xxx as 48000
> connections) - does that mean I can simply consider myself lucky?
I'd say so. From further discussions here, Ireland seems to be slightly
better off than the U.S. in certain respects WRT obtainable throughput vs.
theoretical. However, because this pushes phone lines so hard, the quality
of your phone line is very important. The many meters of cable in your
house is not really relevant - it's the hundreds / thousands of meters
between your house and the telephone exchange which matters, where you can
get cross talk, sloppy connections, wet cables (not near the problem it
once was - I'm think I read some time ago that Eircom had replaced the
last of its paper insulated cables.) etc.
Niall O Broin
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