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NormanS
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reply to sltrumble

Re: [Availability] Neighbors ALL have AT&T DSL - I can't get it!

said by sltrumble:

I have called AT&T numerous times to request DSL service since my neighbors on either side have it. I am given a story that there are not enough PORTS available. We live in a rural area with very few homes - there is no other service available in the area!

A DSLAM has a specific number of ports to assign to customer lines. If all ports are in use, no more customers can be signed up. All you can do is keep checking. If you get lucky, one of your neighbors will cancel their service, and you can get that port when it is freed up. Or, maybe, a sufficient number of potential customers will be bugging them that they will figure it cost effective to add capacity.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum