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Only the largest CLECs (Covad, NorthPoint and Rhythms) have made some progress with line sharing in some markets meaning that for most consumers, nearly a year after the FCC inked the rules, there is still no ADSL choice beyond the local Telco.
Even for areas that are line sharing enabled, the CLECs have not yet put together with their ISPs self-install kits.. so a CLEC line-sharing order may still involve more visits (1) than a telco self-install order (0).
Finally, line-sharing makes the CLEC DSL products look remarkably similar to the Telco products, but not only are they are priced higher, but involve the home visit. In addition, we can safely predict a higher percentage of install failures may be encountered vs the Telcos own ADSL product.
Our view is it will be difficult for ISPs to sell the hidden advantages of line-sharing CLEC DSL products (reliability and quality of service) in the face of these visible disadvantages.
Finally, the increasing ties between SBC and Covad and Verizon and NorthPoint means that two out of the big three DSL providers will really lack the incentive to push products that squarely compete with the ADSL equivalent offerings from the Telco.
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