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As first reported here yesterday, Intel has entered the ADSL broadband market. (Story: Intel to push bigtime into ADSL) But it has done so by striking a deal with the Great Satan of Networks: Cisco. The deal is that Intel and Cisco have struck a technology agreement and will develop, manufacture and market PC based ADSL modems which will be compatible with the latter's Central Office kit. Interoperability is one of the planks of the agreement, with the first products shipping later on in the year. Intel claims that ADSL modems will provide 25 times the speed of analogue modems and the kit will be cheaper. ®

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