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Re: DSL (was shopping for NOCs)
From: "Bora Akyol" <akyol () akyol org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 11:30:40 -0700


In my case, I have dialtone but no DSL. Pacbell will not return my calls or
emails. I am back to a 56K modem for doing work from home.

The funny thing is Pacbell is showing these commercials against the cable
modem company on TV. I had cable modem for 2 years before I moved to the Bay
Area and had only one outage that lasted less than a day (fiber cut, cox
cable, arizona).

I think Pacbell hasn't a clue.

Go figure.

Bora Akyol
----- Original Message -----
From: John Hall <j.hall () f5 com>
To: <bwalters () inet-direct com>
Cc: <nanog () merit edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: DSL (was shopping for NOCs)

Bradly Walters wrote:
1.  Other types of DSL running in your bundle
of copper. (Say, you have aDSL for your home
use, but the Telco uses PairGain's DSL to
distribute their T1 services.)

That effects bandwidth available between the CO and house.  The problems
I'm having are all at the CO or later.  Currently, the voice line is not
connected to the DSL injector at the CO, they are moving things around
and have cut or unplugged the wire again (at least that's been their
excuse before).  The second problem is packet loss at an aggregating
router for the ISP (uswest.net), I can get to routers closer to me
with no loss.  They claim the router's CPU is overloaded.  It seems
a surmountable problem to me, they just don't seem to want to fix it
very fast.

2.  A lot of the equipment is still WAY TOO
NEW for Telco use.

Agreed, but I think the problems I'm seeing are planning and pilot errors.

I'm sure there is a murder of training
and traffic engineering issues that still
need to be worked out...


-brad (Rural CNE)

I think this is off-topic enough to be getting annoying, so I'll shut up
unless they come back with a real explanation.  I'm not holding my breath.

John Hall <j.hall () f5 com>                                     F5 Networks,
Senior Test Engineer                                          206-505-0800

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