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RE: ADSL & iLEC

  • From: Jordan Mendelson
  • Date: Thu Jun 04 15:29:18 1998

> I just read
> (http://www.internews.com/isp-news/1998/06/0301-bell.html) that
> Bell Atlantic is looking to finally roll out xDSL.  However, not as a
> wholesale, unbundled service, but as an Internet service which
> will directly
> compete against ISPs.

Please see http://www.bellatlantic.com/adsl/. Bell Atlantic has been doing
ADSL through ISPs in it's Virginia test.

Unbundled service (aka, bring your own ISP) is:
640 Kbps - $39.95
1.6 Mbps - $59.95
7.1 Mbps - $109.95
ADSL Modem - $325.00
NIC - $20+ (brand and what not)

Bundled service:
640 Kbps - $69.95
1.6 Mbps - $109.95
7.1 Mbps - $189.95
ADSL Modem - $325.00
Service Connection Charge (Setup Fee) - $99.00
Home Installation - $99.00
NIC - $40 - $60 (from BA)

With a 12 month commitment, Bell Atlantic will wave the $325.00 ADSL modem
cost.

This pricing is pretty much unrealistic for residential users. Most
customers complain about paying $19.95, let alone $69.95.

On another note, it seems Sprint will be offereing ADSL services as well.
>From what I understand, they setup a multibillion dollar network to handle
local & long distance ADSL service.

Also on the East coast, Cable modems are going commercial... currently in my
area 512 Kbps runs $40/month flat w/ $99.00 installation and no Cable modem
cost.



Jordan

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