<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>DSL speed is also determined by the distance to the Central Office - at least, it was at one time.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Due to the technology, that will always be a factor. The only thing that can change is if they build a CO closer to you, but if it's like here the infrastructure is so complex that to build a new one and reroute all the lines to it is totally out of budget and logistically a nightmare for the local Ma Bell. We live practically in the middle of a city, but can't get DSL, only cable, because we're at the West end of the CO limits. If one goes a half mile west, the other side of the North-South dividing freeway, the CO is only about a mile away.
<br><br>Telco's over sell DSL, they will give you a range your speed *might* be due to all the factors like distance, and line quality both physically and electronically. I have seen a few people with an upper tier DSL package, but with their distance from the CO there was no way they could get what they were paying for.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game
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