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key points

Key points about DSL service.
1. Your phone company is not the only provider of DSL service.
2. Your phone company does not tell you about DSL service available from other companies.
3. Just because you are near your CO, and it is a DSL equipped CO, does not mean you can get DSL.
4. A DSL order can be accepted, then may be canceled, because the phone company finds a problem.
5. The phone company is under no obligation to provide DSL capable lines, or DSL, to everyone
6. From DSL order to install takes time, how much time nobody can tell you for sure
7. IDSL is fairly expensive, but it may be your only option, and it is *much* better than a modem
8. If you are behind a DLC, do not expect DSL service for a year, or more
9. In ordering DSL, if you research wisely, you get what you pay for
10.In ordering the cheapest DSL available, you cannot expect much attention from humans


Central Office A circuit switch that terminates all the access lines in a particular area; a physical building where the local switching equipment is found. xDSL lines running from a subscriber's home connect at their local central office. Although the local phone company owns the CO, it may contain equipment from one or more other CLECs who lease space there.. so even though your Telco says no DSL is available, that merely means no DSL is available from them.

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