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Hi.

I noticed my area finally can get DSL? It says maximum speed is only 1
Mb/sec. In the past, I could never get DSL due to 20K ft. distance to CO
but now I can? Did DSL technology finally improve to get something?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: 1 Mb download speeds.
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They've probably decided to offer you this low performance service just
so they can claim an increase in service area.

Are they at least offering you this bad service at a good discount over
their normal product?

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I think it was about 30 bucks per month with contract. This is with
Verizon when I was checking for FIOS services (still nothing), but it
did offer me DSL. Now, weird! It tells me: "We???re sorry, currently your
location does not qualify for Internet service..." I just remembered
something. I noticed Verizon doesn't send me their HSI services lately
through its snail mail marketings. Verizon is confusing! :/

What the heck? Oh well, back to the original situation with distance
since the early 2000s (when GTE was still around). :(

Is it true that Verizon is not deploying more FIOS service? :(
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There may be some reason your place in particular can't get DSL (for
example, your line might be multiplexed with one or more others).  It
may be possible to get that switched to a cable pair with only you on
it, after which DSL service could be provided.  I went though this in
helping a friend get DSL.  I had to call Verizon several times, until
I got someone who knew how the phone service was provisioned, and how
to change it to accomodate DSL.  You might want to give that a try...

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That's what I've heard...

Billy Y..
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Re: 1 Mb download speeds.
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Did your friend have low speeds?


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:(
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Prior to my helping her, she was dial-up service.
She now has 3mbps DSL, which runs at about 2.5mbps.

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Wow, 3 Mb/sec. Weird that when Verizon's web site said DSL was
available, it was a measley 1 Mb/sec. Oh well, Time Warner Cable is
available and has 10 Mb/sec for standard speed so I will just get that.
Too bad no FIOS. :(
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Possibly, but its more likely they put a remote into your area with
fiber back to the CO.

But as Bert says, 1mb is SLOW DSL.  Perhaps the fiber to the CO is
already overloaded.  SHOULD be cheaper than usual DSL.

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Is there a way to check that?


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It is still better than dial-up at 3 kB/sec (already compressed) that
rarely goes faster than 28.8k on 33.6k and 56k dial-up modems. Also,
lots of line noises according to my old modem's statistics and external
lights. ;)
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1mb is Verizon's bottom-tier DSL. It's not necessarily an issue of
overload or distance from the CO; they offer 6mb standard service over the
same lines. I set this up for my elderly mom as an upgrade from dial-up
AOL. For her it's a tremendous increment in reliability and the speed is
adequate for her ... at less monthly cost than AOL dialup.



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So how come it was 1 Mb/sec or no DSL service for me? Also, no FIOS
but that is not related to phone lines. :(
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