[TriLUG] local dsl
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:19:25 -0400
> someone recently recommended speakeasy as an option for local
>dsl. i checked out their web page, and it appears that even basic
>service is $90/month, as opposed to uniformly
When you say uniformly, you are likely referring to those ISP's that
partner with BellSouth and use its DSL infrastructure. These are
BellSouth.Net, Earthlink/Mindspring, and Telocity/Directtv. Those
ISP's use BellSouth's DSL Multiplexors and ATM cloud. I would say this
was originally an inferior, consumer targeted service level. It has
improved somewhat. About 50% of your money goes to BellSouth when you
use any of these.
Originally, it was not possible to get a static IP on the BellSouth DSL
based services but now you can, only from Directtv/ Telocity.
Originally, Speakeasy was the best way to get a static ip. They use
Covad, which has its own DSLAM's etc. and pays BellSouth only for an
unbundled local loop.
Most people in BellSouth territory now use DirecttvDSL/ Telocity as the
best way to get a single IP and 1500/256 speed ADSL. As you say, it is