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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

Description of service

DSL, 125 MBps. Relatively quick download capabilities with few full outages. However, it does run slow at times, especially if there is severe weather.

The DSL service is part of the regular phone bill, but the DSL itself is $39.95 per month.


Review of Service

After suffering with painfully slow dial up for years, news that DSL would now be available in this area was very exciting. Originally, it was advertised at a higher rate, but by the time it was available here, the price had decreased.

Working online and using the internet much of the day made the speed and convenience well worth the cost. The introductory package also subtracted $5 per month from the bill for the first three months.

While the speed does go down in bad weather, it's much better than the frequent outages we used to experience with the dial up service.

The help line will usually inform us if there is a problem in the area, so we don't have to sit on the phone waiting to speak to tech support to learn what's wrong. The biggest complaint is the long wait to speak to someone if tech support is needed.


Tips

When seeking tech support, first ask if there is a problem in the area, just in case it wasn't announced. Often times, they'll want you to change your settings, and there may be no need to do so if it's a temporary problem on their end.

As with phone bills, it's good to inquire occasionally to see if there are any discounted plans. In some cases, if you pay for a year of service in advance you may be able to get a discounted rate.


$ 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
Apr 2008
Indianapolis, IN
DSL service through a hard-wired telephone land line  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Eagle Point, OR
High quality DSL  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Jackson, MI
Cutting costs by switching to DSL  more... close row
$ 33
Mar 2008
Mississippi
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
$ 20
Mar 2008
Santa Cruz, CA
DSL internet is fastest available  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
$ 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
Oct 2010
City, State
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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