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You probably know what DSL is — a moderately high-speed Internet connection delivered over a standard telephone line. However, you might not have heard of Ethernet over Copper (EoC).

What is Ethernet Over Copper (EoC)?

EoC is a fairly recent technology that fills the gap between traditional telecom circuits (T1 and DS3) and fiber- based products, and it, too, is delivered over standard telephone lines, known as Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS) lines. EoC can use 4 to 8 pairs of POTS to provide a very fast connection.

What Does “Asymmetrical” Refer to?

Instead of equal upload and download speeds (symmetrical), asymmetrical means that the download speed is greater than the upload speed. This is a good thing for most businesses since they typically download much more than they upload. Symmetrical EoC is generally not available at download speeds greater than 40 Mbps, but asymmetrical EoC is available at download speeds up to 100 Mbps and beyond.

Should I Switch From DSL to Asymmetrical EoC (AEoC)?

If your business currently uses DSL to connect to the Internet then switching to AEoC makes a lot of sense. First of all, you will be getting blazing fast download speeds and much faster upload speeds as well. Secondly, AEoC currently offers the best cost-to-performance ratio in Internet connectivity.

Call or email the Bay Area Computer Solutions team to find out more about upgrading to AEoC.

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Published on 19th May 2015 by James Berger.