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dsl reliability

2000-10-02 22:36:07+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

How many telephone companies does it take to run reliable DSL? Well, clearly, more than one, as our line from PacBell has been up and down more times today than... errr... something that goes up and down a lot.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:22+00 by: ebradway

I've been fighting the same thing with BellSouth - except instead of multiple small downtimes per day I get one or two big (re: multiday) outages a week. I'm planning on getting a separate ISDN run anyway since latency sucks on ADSL.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:22+00 by: spink

Well, so far my experience with earthlink has been great. :) They use Covad as the CLEC and from the people I've talked to, tend to have a better infrastructure than any of the local bells. The bandwidth seems to be pretty constant and the latency is also very good. Better than what I had through ISDN or dial up. I would strongly suggest that for DSL needs, that people look at either Covad or Rythems instead of their local bell.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:22+00 by: topspin

Personally, I've had only one brief (an hour or so) down time with BellSouth, but I'm a PPPoA (vs Eric's ethernet) user. I'm looking forward to moving downtown where I'll be about 1500-2000 feet from the CO. Then again, I've never had any problems going up and down.... <grin>