Flint Hill, VA
Here goes nothing...
Welp, I ordered an ISDN BRI from CenturyLink today. Welcome back to 1994!
It is pretty amazing that they still offer this service. I've tried several times to get an ISDN BRI for my in-laws about 10 minutes away, but they are serviced by Verizon, and it seems impossible to find anyone there who will sell it.
Anyway, I have never had ISDN before, so this should be quite an interesting experiment.
I ordered the BRI to be provisioned as "EZ ISDN 1A" also known as ISDN Ordering Code V.
I've got a 3Com US Robotics ISDN Terminal Adapter and a Netgear RT338 ISDN router standing by, ready to go.
Supposedly the SDF Public Access UNIX System offers ISDN dial-up services still, at a bargain rate of $10/month. (See sdf.org for details).
Why you ask? Well, it is the only cost-effective solution I have here. I'd rather have the higher reliability and lower latency of an ISDN connection instead of the potentially faster throughput of a satellite connection, which I can't get anyway because of trees blocking the view.
I will keep this thread updated, as well as throw up some kind of basic "how-to" website, in case anyone else finds themselves in the year 2013 in need of an ISDN connection.
Let's hope this goes smoothly ...