You can run DSL over wet string


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/13/rfc-2549.html


#2

The premium we pay to be with A&A is totally justified when they do things like this. :hugs:


#3

I’m pretty sure my ISP has been doing this for years.


#4

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#5

Yea, but then you have to pay a guy to keep going out and wetting your string.


#6

You can run DSL over wet string

Then why does my DSL go down every time it rains?


#7

You have to be careful doing this.

Ajit Pai treats the presence of 1or more pieces of damp string in the same zip code as being evidence of a competitive broadband market.


#8

Needs to be salt water.


#9

But it can’t run over a piece of wet copper, or at least that’s why VZ said they wanted to run fiber into my house (after which they charged me less).


#10

This explains my internet. Always wondered how I got internet at all, considering the techs that helped us get it running to my apartment described my building’s phone lines as a rotten rats nest of broken wires.


#11

3.5 Mbps ?!

My DSL runs over copper, and I can get only 768 kbps. Granted, it goes more than two meters, but c’mon!


#12

In the UK, that’s not a problem. Maybe salting it now and then, due to dilution…


#13

Your basic String Theory with some thread entanglement


#14

Premium is indeed correct, i wish they weren’t quite so expensive because they are fighting the good fight over increased surveillance in this country.


#15

macguyver-oh-my-god


#16

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2017/12/13/adsl_signal_passed_through_wet_string/


#17

It dilutes the salt.


#18

You can run DSL over wet string

In fact, in many parts of Australia’s internet infrastructure, it already does!


#19

Jesus. 768 kbps? Where do you live?

I just checked and my ISP won’t sell me anything less than 40Mbit/s.


#20

In the grand scheme of things, they’re not really that expensive. There’s a few quid a month in it compared to other semi decent ISPs.