ADSL Loop Extender Has anyone had CenturyLink install a Loop Extender?
Sorry there is no such thing.its all based on how far you are from the remote terminal or central office. As far as I have seen
I have seen posts for other providers that mention it and Centurylink posts price sheets for the installation of loop extenders (approximately $150)
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interesting. wonder how often they're used around here.
then there is this thread
this is a large distance increase.
Makes me wonder if they do use extenders in some places.
CenturyLink has price lists on their website for certain markets that list a price for installation of a loop extender. Just curious if anyone has actually ordered and paid for one. Generally the price they list is about $150.
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Everyone today is thinking ADSL loop extenders. But looking at the location of the OP I stated thinking about the "old days" and dug up an old training manual.
This stems from 1969 and talks about installation of rural telephone lines. The manual is titled "REA telephone specifications for central office loop extenders and loop extender voice frequency repeater combinations"
Being from the East Coast and thinking about the times I've driven thru Montana, could the pricing for loop extenders be for POTS service and not ADSL? I know I was installing loop extenders on BRI's as short as 5 years ago because of the extra loop length.
They specifically identified the loop extenders for DSL. When you read some of the literature for these devices...as listed above...it makes sense to me.....but maybe without any real world stories....those loop extenders are to good to be true.
There are definitely DSL loop extenders. The only place I've ever seen them used is when a customer is out of range of any DSL service. Plus I'm pretty sure the speed is only 512 kbps.