Category: Telecom Terms, Business Tips and Industry Tidbits

Symmetrical Internet Speed

Symmetrical Internet Speed refers to Internet upload and download speeds that are identical. Symmetrical Internet speeds are what MetroNet provides, which is unique to the industry. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) advertise high speeds, but if […]

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PRI

A PRI (Primary Rate Interface) is 1 of the 2 flavors of ISDN. PRIs, like the BRI (Basic Rate Interface), consist of D and B — or Bearer — channels (BRIs contain 2 B channels for […]

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ISDN

ISDN (short for Integrated Services Digital Network) is, unlike the analog voice services of old, a packet-switched digital solution that provides both voice and data transmission over a single line and delivers far better quality. It […]

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POTs

POTs, short for Plain Old Telephone Service, identifies the most basic voice service—analog transmission over copper lines. It was initially deployed in the late 1800’s, and is really only a slight upgrade in technology from […]

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