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Monday 17 January 2005, 6:50 pm
Keywords: Computer Topics
Since 2001, we have had 384K DSL into our house. However, the performance
has not been fantastic because we are about 14000 feet from the central
office. This is near the limit for DSL feasability.
Our ISP has bugged us several times about changing our line to a remote
terminal. This means that the DSL line, instead of originating at the
central office, originates at a much closer neighborhood terminal.
We haven't completed the switch, but in preparation for the "big switch"
we have started with the "little switch" where we now get DSL on a
second line temporarily. The second line is already wired for remote
terminal usage. We are already getting 1.5M service on this line. Wow!
The line is capable of 3M downstream. It costs more, but it certainly
Later we'll have to switch the DSL back to our main phone number. We're
just waiting for that line to be wired for remote terminal usage.
Our ISP has the best customer support in the business. They have helped
us do everything to get the best performance and the lowest cost out of
our service. They have also helped me quickly and given great advice
about a number of issues including SSL, PHP, and web server performance.
If you need a great ISP and you are willing to pay a little more to get
the best service, check them out:
Raw Bandwidth Communications