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Unformatted text preview: and cable modems, which provide bandwidths per user on the order of 1 Mb/s, has been deployed widely. For example, in 2008 about 55% of the adults in the United States had broadband access at home, while only 10% had access through dialup lines of 2856 kb/s. Fiber to the home has shown steady growth with Asian markets showing the highest market penetration. At the same time, businesses today rely on high-speed networks to conduct their businesses. These networks are used to interconnect multiple locations within a company as well as between companies for business-to-business transactions. Large corporations that used to lease 155 Mb/s lines to interconnect their internal sites are commonly leasing 1 Gb/s connections today. There is also a strong correlation between the increase in demand and the cost of bandwidth. Technological advances have succeeded in continously reducing the 1...
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- Spring '09