[thelist] DSL - ISP question

Glenn Hunt ghunt at hds.ca
Thu Sep 20 15:12:02 CDT 2001

Up here in Canada (Ontario anyway), the DSL line is provided by Bell,
but the ISP can be whoever you want. Who you connect to is based on your
Login ID.

Kind of like you get your POTS line from a provider, but you can use
your modem to call whoever you want.

Glenn Hunt
ghunt at hds.ca

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> Subject: [thelist] DSL - ISP question
> I am getting DSL through qwest so I can work from home 
> occasionally. Qwest recently developed a partnership with 
> Microsoft whereby your ISP is automatically set up to be MSN. 
> Don't want it. So the customer support folks assured me that 
> you can change your ISP anytime you want, blah blah blah...
> Now, not knowing a thing about DSL, I am wondering how this 
> will work. We'll get a DSL modem from qwest, and we'll always 
> be connected (with a static IP I assume), but how does the 
> ISP fit into the picture? How is it similar to/different from 
> a dial-up account? (I mean other than the fact that 
> voice/data go over the same line and you don't have to dial up and all
> that.) Any help will be *greatly* appreciated.
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