A recent article published by MIT revealed that fiber optic speeds could
be achieved over the copper line. The technique is to combine 3
existing techniques – bonding, vectoring, and DSL phantom mode.
With this combination, speeds of 300
megabits per second can be achieved at a distance of 400 meters from a communications
hub, and 100 megabits per second at a one kilometer.
Alcatel-Lucent is the first company to publicly announce such technology however, it is not the first to deploy them in trials.
The “deterrence” factor ? Cost.
Check out their article and find out how it is possible and the scenarios that could make it happen.