January 31st, 2013 by ElizaP
When it comes to internet service, there’s no doubt that you have many choices. And when you’re looking at prices for DSL providers and other companies, you may be tempted to go with the one having the lowest price and fastest advertised speed. But no matter which provider you’re considering, you should know that what you see isn’t always what you get.
In reality, no advertised internet speed is accurate or constant. There are simply too many variables at play which can affect your connection. Any data that travels between your internet provider and your computer will encounter a number of obstacles which can affect your connection. Some of these obstacles you may not notice at all, while others can slow down your connection significantly, enough to cause you to call your provider to find out what’s going on.
January 11th, 2012 by ElizaP
The OPASTCO Winter Convention in Lake Buena Vista, FL was the scene of the introduction of a new DSL diagnostic tool which will help DSL providers to reduce their costs and increase the efficiency of their customer service, according to a recent release by PR Web. Touted as the first of its kind, the application was developed by ZCorum, a broadband internet solutions provider. The tool , called TruVizion is already being employed by cable internet companies and has been highly successful, according to ZCorum’s Vice President of Sales. Considering that cable providers have had somewhat of an advantage over DSL companies until now, this new announcement was met with excitement, as it will make it easier for DSL providers to troubleshoot issues both in-house and with their customers.
October 17th, 2011 by ElizaP
If you currently have your internet service with one of the many DSL providers in your area, chances are your phone line contains some kind of DSL filter. This filter is essential, as it prevents interference from other frequency signals when you are using the internet. Without it, your internet connection can experience major performance issues and slowdowns. You can prevent these issues if your DSL internet and phone line are separated. But if you currently have a filter, it’s most likely of the analog, low-pass variety. If you want to know more about which kind of filter a particular provider you’re interested in uses, you can either consult their website for technical information, or get in touch with a representative over the phone.
January 7th, 2011 by ElizaP
Regardless of why you want to change DSL providers, there’s a resource available which can make the process incredibly easy. From one simple web site, you can find, review and choose the internet provider that’s right for you. Instead of calling around to companies who may not offer service in your immediate area, this resource lets you narrow your search to local providers. Because many of the top companies featured here only offer their deals online, you can end up saving a lot of money on your internet bill. And, when you choose to bundle your services, you can save on your television and phone service as well. So it can really benefit you to go online and see what you can save.
April 13th, 2010 by JanetM
DSL providers are competing with each other for your high speed internet dollar. There are so many great offers on the internet right now, and incentives for you to switch services or sign up for the first time with them. From cash back and free modems to free months and gift cards, you will find some super savings when you order online. You’ll be able to compare which providers are in your area by entering your zip code on their websites, and comparing each one for speed and cost. These offers are available online only, and for a limited time.
February 2nd, 2010 by JanetM
There is quite a lot to choose from when it comes to DSL providers. You will want to compare plans, speed, cost and special promotions before reaching a decision. You’ll also want to consider the merits of DSL vs cable internet, or if you want the ultra high speed of AT&T Uverse or Verizon FiOS. The main advantage of a DSL connection besides high speed is that it goes through your phone line without tying up your phone, like dial up connections.
The need to compare is certainly true for all high speed internet. Compare the different speeds, and choose what is right for you. Most people prefer a higher speed these days due to the popularity of watching videos, downloading music, and sharing pictures. Next, look at the online promotions for rebates and free add ons such as wi-fi, modems, installation, and routers. This will give you an idea of the true cost. Finally, see if the promoted plan requires a one or two year service plan. Most rebates do have some restrictions like this.
January 5th, 2010 by Vail Valley Pro
DSL Providers are Internet Providers that use a different type of connection that is… lightening fast. The core of DSL – Digital Subscriber Line, is a type of connection built on existing telephone wires. With that being said, streaming audio and video have found a home. Gamers no longer have to wait for Dial Up connections and the presentation is better than cable.
Internet Providers across the board will all jump on this band wagon. It’s a speed thing. DSL has the capability of carrying more information at higher speeds. It’s that simple. Think of it as a wider road! DSL can handle video, telephone and internet all at the same time. It’s the next form of technology that Internet Providers will be building upon. DSL should be in the homes of millions very soon!