[nycbug-talk] preferred home office 'net connection

Jesse Callaway jesse
Fri Mar 11 20:36:15 EST 2005

On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 06:10:06PM -0500, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2005, at 5:41 PM, pete wright wrote:
> >On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 17:35 -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> >>On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, pete wright wrote:
> >>
> >>>I guess the main issue I have is that I will have to get a landline
> >>>phone connection if I want DSL which might make it too expensive for 
> >>>me
> >>>to switch.
> >>
> >>Not at all!  Covad now has "naked dsl" which is dedicated pair ADSL 
> >>that
> >>does not require an existing POTS line.  The pair is used exclusively 
> >>for
> >>DSL (much like SDSL).
> >
> >thanks again charles,
> >	I think the ISP i've been checking out requires me to have a POTS 
> >	line
> >for service, well i know they do because I just asked.  I'm checking 
> >out
> >Covad now...it's a shame that I may not be able to go through a local
> >outfit.  altho the prices from covad are not too bad....the plot
> >thikens ;)
> Most of the time they require you to have a POTS line for 
> installation.. you can ditch it once the service is activated.
> -bob

ehh... not so much. I tried that and it worked well with a small co in Westchester who had their equipment in the telco. It certainly did not work when I had SpeakEasy over the Covad DSLAM. If you get your pair dropped there is no getting it back due to the policy. And let's face it, housecleaning gets done sometimes and they just run through the telco with weapons and randomly tear down connects. I swear that must be what happens. Yes, it was ADSL both times.


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