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Thread: An idea for faster upstream rates[OT]
picon face BY : Mike Werner email (remove spam text)

John te Lintelo wrote:
> Nope, both Telstra and Optus cable are bi-directional with a faster downlink
> than uplink.  The only net connection I've heard of that required a separate
> phone call for uplink is satellite.

Some cable companies do indeed split the service so that you use the
telephone for uplink and cable modem for downlink.  That's sometimes
referred to as "hybrid" service.  I'm not sure if all cable providers
offer both, but the cable company that supposedly will soon be offering
cable modems locally does.  See:


I tried to find a page with more of an explanation, but Adelphia's sites
are generally a dismal failure at providing info.
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In reply to: <E0FA6F29B6A7D111B94600609780B0FD5AD694@mail.megatec.com.au>; from jtelintelo@MEGATEC.COM.AU on Mon, May 22, 2000 at 09:41:16AM +1000
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