An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at
Wed Jul 30 12:48:51 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 01:03:13PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:56:30PM -0400, Steve Sandau wrote:
> > The old T1 in the last building just arrived as 4 copper wires from the 
> > demark just like the phone lines. Dunno what "format" that was, but 
> > there was no internal electronics at all..
> That would be HDSL.  1.5 megabits over two pairs, 2 megabits over 3
> pairs, maximum range about 20,000 feet.

How is HDSL different from ADSL?  I know that it is 1.5 both ways, but
other than that?  I'm within 20k feet of my CO, and they refuse to give
me 640k or 1.5mbit ADSL service.

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