said by HBFlyer :
....How is it possible that by 2002 ameritech wasn't a major DSL player when Comcast entered Chicago?....
This is really getting OT...... Ameritech had some disastrous investments in the 90's which put them on cash lockdown mode in order to groom for a sale right when DSL was taking off- late 90's~2000.
My town of Lincolnshire IL in the middle of Chicago suburbia, has begged for DSL for well over a decade but never got it. Because of this, Comcast HSI is in >80% of households here.