Are there still a lot of DSL services?

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Hello.

It seems like less these days since phone companies don't want them  
anymore like in my areas. :/

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: Are there still a lot of DSL services?
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You have to define for what area of the world. I assume the US?

The telco's have pretty much shut down almost all 3rd party ISPs
DSL services due to many reasons and factors. Most of them can be
traced back to the Brand X supreme court decision or that telco's
don't play fair.

Steeling customers, providing next to unsuable ULE's to any CLEC.
No longer reselling shared line access, etc. etc.

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Re: Are there still a lot of DSL services?
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Yeah, sorry. USA. :)


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Re: Are there still a lot of DSL services?
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Yes, there is.  Both direct and indirect.

My parents can't get FiOS so they are still on Verizon ADSL.  That's a  
direct use.

An indirect use use provides VDSL.  An apartment complex receives coaxial or  
fiber based content.  In a CO of the building is a matrix of DSLAMs for each  
apartment which uses POTs wiring to the apartments.  Due to the relatively  
short distance between a building's CO and the apartment furthest away, very  
high speed DSL can be provided.  This is less expensive and easier than  
running FTTP or Coax to each apartment because the POTs is already in place.

As a transmission line, speed is a function of distance.  The further away  
one is to the CO, the slower the speed.  So the inverse is true and that's  
why VDSL is an indirect method used in apartment complexes.

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Re: Are there still a lot of DSL services?
replying to Ant , Chainsaw Bob wrote:
I'm still using DSL, with a max download speed of 6 Mbps.  AT&T provides the
wire and central equipment to EarthLink, and EarthLink provides the product to
me.  Had it for years!  Very pleased with it.  Faster would be nice, but
distance to the CO is an issue, and I'm not willing to pay cable rates.  We can
watch live video feeds at our current speed.

Friend of mine has it too, but with a 1.5 Mbps feed.

Bob


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