Volume 8, Number 6 June 2000
A whole new rhythm: Hello, DSL
by David Rensberger
TOOLS OF THE TRADE column reviews the early days of remote computing
and Internet service providers (ISPs). Discusses Digital Subscriber
Line (DSL) service ($39.95/mo.) from PacBell Corp. Details the
installation phase. Mentions some problems with start-up and e-mail.
Says that the increased speed more than compensates for minor
glitches with browsers and lengthier boot times. Remarks that once
an incident report is established, customer support is very good.
Contends that, at present, a cable modem is the only real
alternative to DSL. Concludes that DSL is fairly stable, and the
bandwidth is sufficient for the current state of the Internet.
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