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the Cost of DSL Internet Access

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$ 20
Mar 2008
Kansas City, Mo
Reliable DSL from major telephone co  more... close row
$ 40
Aug 2007
Northeast Arkansas
Monthly DSL at 125 MBps  more... close row
$ 195
Nov 2007
Rainbow City, Al
One year of DSL with modem  more... close row
$ 32
Mar 2008
Fargo, ND
Residential High Speed internet service  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Eagle Point, OR
High quality DSL  more... close row
$ 30
Apr 2008
Indianapolis, IN
DSL service through a hard-wired telephone land line  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Jackson, MI
Cutting costs by switching to DSL  more... close row

Description of service

My husband and I decided it was time to trim some fat from our family budget. We had been spending about $90 to $100 a month on cable internet and television service. We only watched one channel on the cable, and no internet was worth $90. We checked out some alternative internet providers and finally decided to go with the DSL service provided by our local telephone company.

I phoned the telephone company and got everything set up. My username and password were chosen and my initial email address was set up. It took about a week to get the DSL service activated. Our modem arrived the day before the service was turned on, and was very easily installed.

Our first bill was just under $100. This covered the modem, the activation fees and the first month's service, as well as our monthly telephone charges. The next month, we received our first regular bill of just under $50. This was for telephone service and DSL. $30 of that was for the internet service. We also received in the mail a $50 rebate in the form of a gift card which we used to pay that bill.

The internet service also includes 24-hour technical support at no additional charge.

Review of Service

The sales representative was very informative and helpful. She answered my questions and explained how to install the modem once it arrived. She also made sure that I had the telephone number for tech support.

I was away when the field tech came to do the DSL installation at the telephone switch box. He phoned me on my cell, confirmed that the house phone was working properly and just let me know that he was leaving a card with his phone number in case I needed anything or had any questions. When I arrived back home, my computer was online and I have been happily surfing since.


Be sure to shop around. Some internet providers provide more than others. Beware of hidden costs. What might seem like a deal that is too good to be true, probably IS too good to be true.

$ 33
Mar 2008
DSL Internet service  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
Sparta, NC
DSL with leased modem  more... close row
$ 38
Mar 2008
Braintree, MA
High Speed Service through large well known provider  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Portland, Oregon
Nationwide DSL provider  more... close row
$ 43
Mar 2008
Apex, NC
6.0MBPS Stand alone DSL  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Santa Cruz, CA
DSL internet is fastest available  more... close row
$ 15
Aug 2007
west sacramento, california
Faster internet and free modem  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
West Salem, Ohio
DSL Service from my local phone provider  more... close row
$ 20
Aug 2007
Amarillo, TX
Basic DSL Service  more... close row
$ 0
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$ 30
Apr 2008
columbia, mo
1.5 megabyte digital subscriber line  more... close row
$ 29
May 2008
Boston, MA
DSL with modem  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2008
southgate mi
Slow and expensive  more... close row