Rural telcos are being offered a new broadband technology that can give their customers access speeds of up to 400mbps.
The new technology is called Bonded DSL Rings (BDR) which relies on existing copper wire infrastructures.
With BDR, telcos can deliver up to 400mbps to customers at one twentieth of the cost of fibre networks.
Rural broadband has so far not kept up with bandwidth speeds in urban areas because there has not been an economical way for telcos or cable firms to deliver high bandwidth broadband services to rural customers.
Bonded DSL Rings combines DSL and Resilient Packet Rings (RPR) technology to provide greater bandwidth and higher quality services.
Bonded DSL Rings is a patent pending technology from Genesis Technical Systems of Calgary, Canada.
It is also being shown this week at the Broadband World Forum Asia 2008 in Hong Kong.