Telco

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Access Networks
Access Networks

Having considered the applications and end systems at the "edge of the network" let's next consider access networks - the physical links that attach an end system to the first router (also known as the "edge router") on a path from the end system to any other distant end system.

Tags end systems, telco, links
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DSL
DSL

Today the two most common types of broadband residential access are digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable. In most developed countries today, more than 50% of the households have broadband access, with South Korea, Iceland, Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland leading

Tags transmission rate, isp, telco
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Fiber-To-The-Home
Fiber-To-The-Home

Fiber optics (to be discussed in "Physical Media") can offer considerably higher transmission rates than twisted-pair copper wire or coaxial cable. Some local telcos (in many different countries), having recently laid optical fiber from their COs to homes, now provide high-speed

Tags transmission rate, distribution network, telco
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