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Verizon DSL anytime soon?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Sydney, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Sydney

    Sydney New Member

    Aug 10, 2003
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    does anyone have the skinny on Verizon? Will they ever have DSL in the Broadlands? It is much less expensive than the other options if you have their "freedom" long distance plan ($29.95/mo!!!!)
  2. Twriter

    Twriter Get a Mac!

    Feb 25, 2002
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    Hi Sydney!

    For technical reasons DSL is not possible in Broadlands.
    One of the more experienced members of the Technology Committee
    can explain why, if you're interested.

    Currently the broadband options open to Broadlands residents are
    * OpenBand (Broadlands South only)
    * Adelphia (cable modem)
    * VeroLan (wireless internet)

    I hope this helps.
    --- John B.
    Member, Broadlands Technology Committee
  3. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

    Mar 12, 2002
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    It is possible just not cost effective. They could put in RDSLAAMS on the fiber if they had economic incentive. The problem w/ Broadlands is that we have to new of a phone system, go figure! DSL is a copper based tech and it's expensive to make it work with our lines.
  4. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2002
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    We have fiber running up and down our major streets. Since DSL (as mentioned) is copper-based, the only way to get it to us is to deploy the expensive RDSLAM units (a big box where the DSL connections would be) on the copper-side of the area. The problem is, they would have to install a bunch of these because of the way our community is mapped. So it's just not cost-effective for Verizon to do it. I don't see DSL coming at all to our area. It would have to be some new technology that works over copper-fiber-verizon and back.


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