[nycbug-talk] Why is DSL-Cable asynchronous?

Andy Michaels lego at therac25.net
Sat Nov 1 19:23:04 EDT 2008

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Andy Michaels <lego at therac25.net> wrote:
> I was thinking about this the other day.  I'm not sure why, but it's
> common thinking that the "A" in ADSL stands for asynchronous.  the "A"
> stands for asymmetric, as opposed to "S" for symmetric.  Asymmetric,
> as in downstream and upstream line rates are not the same.  You are
> certainly able to purchase SDSL, but it'll cost a fortune.  Is that
> what you were asking, or were you asking, "why is it asymmetric?"
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adsl
> kind regards,
> -Andy

Hey Jackass, don't top-post.

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