"USWorst" is, unfortunately, pretty darn close to the mark. I used to work for the firm which handled their insurance
liability claims over the phone...I still don't have all of my ears left.
I work for SWBT. Currently, their Project Pronto will invest $6 Billion/3 yrs to push the technology out to more and
more central offices. Competition here is also a good thing...AOL RoadRunner goes down, ours will follow.
There's more, of course, to say, but it's late and I can imagine you're already*ing your chops to respond.
> Realistically, ADSL is not available on most actual US Worst phone lines. US
> Worst admitted - eventually - that they can provide ADSL on only 30% of
> lines in the Spokane area. However that estimate conflicts with two other
> data points - the Verio NW ISP in Spokane estimates that ADSL works on only
> 5% to 11% of lines in this area, based on their experience as a CLEC trying
> to install ADSL. The Yankee Group just issued a report this week estimated
> that just 24% of all phone lines in the U.S. will work with ADSL by the end
> of calendar year 2000.
> ADSL is point #1 in my "Great Broadband Network Hoax" series I started
> publishing in January 1999 at http://www.veryComputer.com/.
> At the moment, I suspect that except for SBC and perhaps a few other RBOCs,
> ADSL services will be essentially non-existent, forever, particularly if you
> live in US Worst territory. Oh well.
> > Good luck getting business this quarter. USWest is offering FREE
> > Installation through the end of the quarter. Maybe try sending another
> > message to the group stating why your installation is better. I'm sure
> > won't be hard to do.
> > > For anybody in the Portland, Oregon area:
> > > I, an independent consultant, will install US West DSL
> > > software/hardware for the fee of $50. You order DSL from US West
> > > and get the box they send, call me and I will install the whole
> > > package. I will install the NIC if the modem is external and
> > > setup the external inside the CBOS. Also, will install the
> > > internal modem and drivers and put the filters in all the right
> > > places around the house/business. Must be US West DSL only. I
> > > know nothing about Covad or GTE DSL. I guarantee my installation
> > > will work or no charge. I do not guarantee that the line to the
> > > house is in full working order.
> > > Thank you very much and have a good day.
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