DSL performance is going to depend on your proximity to the DSLAM, be it C.O. or RT based. In general, customers fed from an RT are on fairly short loops (less than 12kft) and get good performance. This is not always the case. In some cases a customer can be too far away from the RT, just like someone can be too far from the C.O. for DSL service.
So, a C.O. based customer on a 6,000 foot loop would see better performance than an RT based customer with a 12,000 foot loop (to the RT). This works vice versa as well.
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