[QUOTE]\nI do understand this. What I was trying to point out is that in some\ncases the distance from cabinet to premises is larger than others.\nInevitably a 12MHz signal is going to fare worse than a 2MHz one along\nthe same length of telephone cable, and the longer the cable the worse\nthe discrepancy will become. At some distance from the cabinet, the\ndegradation of the higher frequency signal could be so great as to\ngive a worse performance than the more rugged lower frequency one.\n\nThis could of course be helped by installing new cabinets closer to\nthe premises, so that the cable runs are shorter, but in most\ninstances near where I live they just seem to have replaced the old\ncabinets with new ones in the same locations. Villages and remote\nsuburbs will probably have to wait.[/QUOTE]\n\nOK. I read it as the fibre cabinet could be nearer to the premises when\nyou were talking about the wiring cabinet, I think :-)\n\nI don't know how many users each fibre card/cabinet supports but if\nit's a hundred, say, it doesn't make sense for BT to put a wiring\ncabinet in for thirty cables because of the wasted capacity in the\nfibre cabinet.\n\nI'm still amazed that this stuff works. Even with ADSL MAX (8meg max)\nit's like a tiny box similar in size to a paperback book having 256 am\nradio receivers all running at the same time.