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Max DSL Myths and Legends

The BT Wholesale Max services are now entering their second winter and while rate adaptive ADSL is nothing new, since it has been sold for many years in other countries, the use of DLM (Dynamic Line Monitoring) in the UK to try and automatically adjust lines has lead to many myths and legends arising.

BT Wholesale is in discussion with broadband providers as part of its process for writing an update to its Max DSL Myths and Legends document to clear up some of the misconceptions that exist around the Max products. BT would also like input from consumers in an effort to make the document as comprehensive as possible.

The aim at the end of this is to have a document that will be available to everyone that explains what really happens and dispels the various myths.

To this end we would like to welcome people to email us at [email protected] with details of the various myths you have heard about Max. We will compile a list that is visible publicly over on my own personal blog so that people can see what people have already submitted and then pass these onto BT Wholesale.


probably there are no comments to this article because we all know that bt listens to no man.
or woman.
and will go its own sweet way wringing the last possible bit of income out of an obsolete copper technology and calling it whatever it likes. ;)

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 13 years ago

I like the PDF ( right of the bat when describing max they quote a huge technically correct but real life incorrect statement....chapter 3...
Rate adaptive services are designed to allow the DSLAM and the modem to negotiate the optimum speed between a maximum and minimum rate using a parameter called target margin.
"OPTIMUM" my backside, and im sure many that live a distance from the exchange would also say their fixed rate services were faster and more stable.

  • over 13 years ago

there are no comments here because they are being made (as requested) over on Andrew's blog.

"im sure many that live a distance from the exchange would also say their fixed rate services were faster and more stable." your certainty is as frightening as your stupidity. There are people with MaxDSL services that had NO fixed rate service, and with 2M or more where they only had 512k. You need psychiatric help as your negative obsession with a telecoms company is affecting your judgment.

If people want/need fixed rate it is still there.

  • herdwick
  • over 13 years ago

Just looking at the forums shows examples of people that once had a stable fixed rate service which is no longer stable on MAX, therefore they aint getting OPTIMUM speed from it are they.

  • over 13 years ago

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