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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: FOR SALE Toshiba PCX1100 cable modem
From: Chris Owen <owenc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 00:10:59 -0500 (CDT)
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On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Clint Brubakken wrote:

> A few reasons I've heard of people getting great speed on cable 2 to 3
> time dsl max. I want to cancel my home phone, and as I thought it was
> required to have a phone for dsl, and I want to get rid of swbell.

We used to be able to run DSL to a location without it having phone
service.  Actually we still can but it isn't very affordable any longer.
I really wish we could still do that though as it made sense in so many

Bell isn't stupid.  They are using DSL as a way to get more POTS lines
installed.  I'll bet 1/3 of the people we sign up for DSL have to switch
their voice service back to SBC in order to do lineshare ADSL on the line.
There is no technical reason why they can't put it on a reseller line but
they see it as one more way to get people to switch back to Bell voice

> I will probably for the regular cable (as I can't get satellite in my
> apartment). So it will be cheaper. Also I don't want to deal with bell
> to try to change over service to another provider, when I expanded to
> the 5 ips they were wanting to charge me $200 for breaking my dsl
> contract.

Actually "switching" isn't that hard.  Bell tries to make it hard because
they refuse to actually let you switch providers.  You have to completely
cancel your DSL service and then we have to reorder it.  Actually though
that is probably easier in the long run because that way you don't have to
try and deal with them making the switch ;-]


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