Month: July 2009

Seen in the test lab: 46Mbps/4.8Mbps pair bonded ADSL2+


This week we have demonstrated ADSL2+ connection speeds of 46Mbps downstream and 4.8Mbps upstream. Our network design team achieved this speed in the lab environment, on a short copper loop.

Because of longer loops and interference, this is not a speed that we will see in the real world, but it is very exciting to see the full potential of ADSL2+/Annex M.

Today we have staff with real world loops running at over 30Mbps, so that is a more realistic goal.

Two pairs of telephone wire were used in the test to deliver a bonded (double pair or four wire) ADSL2+ link, with Annex M (double upstream) capability turned on. Actual FTP transfer speeds were demonstrated at over 42Mbps upstream and 4.5Mbps outbound after overhead.

We are working on the wrap-up of product design and pricing for our new pair bonded Fusion products, and we plan to announce the details shortly. Fusion Broadband continues to bring customers innovation in Internet access.

Summer honey harvest

Honey flows from the centrifugal extractor

Honey flows from the centrifugal extractor

My three hives did pretty well this year, and I have harvested about thirty pounds of honey for the summer. Thanks much to Phil at Flying Goat for bringing over his extractor, and to Kim Dow and Greg Fisher for doing the sticky work.

It’s great to see (and eat!) the beautiful local product that these hard working and useful insects do.