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key pointsKey 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
IDSLIDSL is DSL at 144 kbps. IDSL uses ISDN transmission coding, bundling together both ISDN channels and voice all on one circuit. IDSL does not use any kind of dial up nor involve per-call fees. For those that live too far for regular DSL, IDSL may be the only DSL option. IDSL tends to be priced at a rather higher rate per bit of speed, than any regular DSL. IDSL can still be a very satisfactory solution for data transmission compared to the alternatives (modem), coping very well with online gaming, and medium quality streaming audio/video.
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