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The Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM)

[is t]echnology that concentrates or aggregates traffic in DSL networks. [It can be] [l]ocated in the central office or in a remote terminal.[1]
[can] identify voice and data signals, route voice traffic to the public telephone network, and transmit data signals to the data network from which the customer's ISP takes traffic.[2]

Overview Edit

"Going downstream (toward the user), the splitter combines the voice signal from the traditional telephone company switch with the data signal from the DSLAM and sends the combined signal over the copper wire to the customer."[3]

References Edit

  1. The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 132 (full-text).
  2. Telecommunications: Technological and Regulatory Factors Affecting Consumer Choice of Internet Providers, at 15.
  3. Id.

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