I would like to know if there could be any problems with the ability of
Linux working with ASDL in the future. I am not sure, but it seems that
only regional phone companies will be
able to offer ASDL. If this is true, then will independent ISP's be
driven out of business.
My concern was elevated when I heard last week that my local regional
phone provider (Ameritech) is planning to team up with Microsoft to
offer ASDL in the coming year. Though I find the prospect of getting
ASDL inviting, I have the feeling that a proprietary method will be
established requiring the use of a MS OS to use ASDL.