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#1 airaced57

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:10 AM

I am waiting for a DSL connection and my new ISP has advised me it will take approx 5 days for our national telephone company to set this up. Can anyone explain to me,in layman's terms, what is involved and why is takes so long ?

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:48 AM

Beaurocratic inefficiency and economies of scale!

If you were their only customer, service would be prompt. But, it would also be much, much more expensive.

The actual work involved (if they don't have to rewire anything) is minimal. But you're standing in line behind who knows how many customers.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:05 AM

Thanks John,
From previous experience with the phone company in question, your first observatrion "Bureaucratic inefficiency"is most likely to more accurate one. I am still,however, do not know what is actually involved and I do know no wire switching is involved since I had DSL with another ISP before and have all the equipment needed at my end i.e. Modem,filters etc. Guess I will just have to be patient. Cheers, mchaggis.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:50 PM

Try starting the net up with the user name and password you set up for your new account, mine was up and running days before the official start date.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:15 PM

Thanks Kev, I tried but no such luck. At my age,crawling under my desk to make the connection changes takes its toll. Guess I will have just wait it out. Appreciate your interest. mchaggis.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:34 PM

Although it may not be an option for you - I find cable much easier to deal with than DSL. I don't even have the cable folks come into the house - I setup the modem and connection myself with very little effort.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:08 PM

Thanks John.
Sorry to take so long to respond. Cable here is an option but I already have enough cables leading into this residence.The tech at my new ISP was great. The modem,purchased from my previous service provider was set to work only with that service. He talked me through how to change that and I am not full operational. mchaggis




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