ADSL2 is an upcoming, promising new standard that could deliver a faster connection times with better data rates and power management and improved diagnostics and testing modes. At 5,000 feet (close to a mile), the maximum downstream rate for ADSL is 8 Mbps. At the same distance, ADSL2 is designed to achieve 12 Mbps.

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