On Sunday 22 February 2004, conall at conall.net (Conall O'Brien) wrote:
>Really? And will they stop capping my synchronous transfers at 107K/s?
What do you mean by capping ? 107KB/s is about full tilt on a 1Mb/s DSL
as supplied by Eircom (I'm doing a little assuming here, as I have a
512kb/s Netsource DSL - however, that's Eircom's technology resold - and
it maxs out at 53KB/s i.e. just 50% of what you mention). Welcome to the
world of multiple protocols. It seems that the advertised bit rate is
the ATM bit rate, and the overhead of PPPoEoA comes straight out of your
pocket - or packets.
ESAT OTOH presents their (non RADSL) ADSL differently - no PPPoE
involved - with the result that people with ESAT Business 512 Kb/s
connections get download rates of up to 63KB/s.
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