a high-speed online service featuring incredibly fast speed, and
unlimited Internet access delivered to your personal computer.
Because of the unique modem features separating voice signals from
high-speed data, your phone line will NEVER be tied up again while
Explore the possibilities of life online with DSL.
A dedicated high-speed
connection can save you time, help you enjoy online activities like
shopping and downloading music, open up the option to work at home, and
Want to work from home?
DSL makes it possible to
send and receive large files, participate in video conferences, and
more. Work smarter, faster, and from the convenience of your home with
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Learn how you can use DSL
to take advantage of Web intensive activities that will improve the
quality of your life.
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DSL vs. Dialup
Dial-up is more expensive
than most people think. Consider that dial-up access often requires
an additional phone line dedicated for Internet access. The monthly
cost for this additional phone line is approximately $20 - $30. When
added to the ISP charge of about $20 per month, it is clear that
dial-up Internet access actually costs $50 or more per month.
Eliminate multiple dial-up accounts:
Many businesses have
multiple dial-up accounts, so they are paying more than $100 a month
for slow, dial-up Internet access! One DSL line can easily connect
multiple computers in an office. It's easy to justify the cost of a
DSL line under these circumstances.
DSL is up to 35 times
faster than dial-up, so you can get more done in less time. Dial-up
is too slow to support many business applications such as sending
and receiving large e-mail messages or hosting a web server. Plus,
as files are getting larger all the time, dial-up will only get
worse! Always On: DSL is constantly connected, so you just click on
a desktop icon and you're online. Dial-up is plagued by dropped
connections and busy signals.
DSL is an outstanding
solution for a telecommuter because they tend to send and receive
large emails routinely.
DSL vs. Cable Modems
Most businesses are not
wired for cable. Television companies didn't install cable to
business parks because they never expected cable to be useful to
business customers. Because DSL uses telephone lines instead of
cable, DSL is more widely available to business customers. Security:
The cable network is built such that every cable user in a given
neighborhood or business district is sharing the same connection to
the Internet. This shared network increases security risks because
neighboring cable customers can more easily intercept data or hack
into another user's computer. DSL is a dedicated connection; it's
not shared with other DSL users.
Since cable users are
sharing a connection to the Internet the speed on each user's line
decreases as more users connect. For the beginning adopters users it
may seem great. But, each additional user slows it down! In May of
1999 Keynote Systems, an Internet performance authority, analyzed
the performance of cable modems and DSL and found that at times of
peak Internet usage DSL outperformed cable modems. Static IP
Address: Cable modems often come with a dynamically assigned IP
address, which makes it difficult to host e-mail or web servers. DSL
normally has a static IP address option.
Cable modems typically do
not offer enough upstream speed to perform business applications
like sending a large e-mail message or hosting a web server. A
typical cable modem offers only 128 Kbps upstream speed, while DSL
offers a maximum upstream speed of 2.3 Mbps. That's about 10