Emerging technologies could bring new life to copper broadband

A pair of next-generation copper technologies known as bonding and vectoring may soon narrow the speed gap that separates DSL from broadband, experts say. California-based Sonic.net managed to double the speed of its DSL offering to 40 Mbps by deploying bonded service, while emerging vectoring technology -- which helps compensate for noise and interference -- could boost copper broadband capacity to more than 100 Mbps.

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