VDSL2 ups the ante on DSL technology – 500Mbps possible

Ericsson has shown that they can achieve 500Mbps speeds over copper lines, using a next-gen DSL technology called VDSL2 (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2).

Just one caveat – the 500Mbps rate was only over 500m, and it degrades as the distance gets longer. However, even at 1km, you may still get 50Mbps which beats the pants off of commonly available ADSL.

This may be a crucial technology in bringing broadband to areas with telco infrastructure, but no cable TV or fiber lines.