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    The future of the Internet in terms of Broadband

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    The two "legacy" broadband Internet access methods are the DSL modem and the Cable modem. To meet the ever-rising demand for access capacity, FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) has emerged as a technology of choice for the ultra-fast Internet that the insatiable users seem to want. Verizon and AT&T have already deployed FTTH service in specific locations. Google is now heavily investing in FTTH infrastructure (starting in Kansas City). Other companies are also joining the FTTH trend.

    Broadband wireless solutions, namely LTE and WiMax, form a third category of contenders in the broadband access space.

    In not less than 300 words, discuss in a comparative sense the broadband access solutions, with particular attention to FTTH as an ultimate contender.

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    DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Loop. It is a technology that provides internet access by the means of data over wires of local telephone networks. This service is offered by companies as big as AT&T. DSL modems can operate from frequencies of 4000Hz to as high as 4MHz. This is a very reliable technology. The early DSL out performed the basic dial up services of the early Internet Providers. It continues to be used by millions of Internet users.

    Cable Modem are a type of mechanism that uses networks that bridge the modem with data by channels of hybrid fiber-coaxial. Cable modems are used ...

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    Broadband and the Internet.