said by nrobot80:
Wizkid6 you don't want IP-DSLAM, its the bastard step-child of ADSL.
It is not. What makes it "IP-DSLAM" has little to do with whether it is ADSL (older, obsolete version), ADSL2+, or VDSL (both are newer versions, either is used for IP-DSLAM).
I have IP-DSLAM and there is an outage every other day. When I call tech support all they can say is the outside wiring is very old and there isn't much they can do.
If the outside plant is old, it may be less able to sustain the newer versions of DSL. This isn't the fault of the type of DSL, but of the corporation's unwillingness to perform necessary maintenance. There is a lot AT&T could do about it, given an incentive to perform necessary repairs.
There is a difference between "can do" and "will do".--
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