[thelist] DSL - ISP question

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Thu Sep 20 16:53:39 CDT 2001

With PacBell DSL, they provide hardware AND ISP services - one vendor.
Qwest/MSN, you get Qwest hardware (and if you have a hardware problem, call
them) and MSN ISP service (so if you have a software problem, suffer. Oops;
sorry. Just remembering being the third or fourth MSN customer, and it


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Turley" <jayt at envision.com>
To: "The List" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 12:41 PM
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
> assured me that you can change your ISP anytime you want, blah blah
> Now, not knowing a thing about DSL, I am wondering how this will work.
> get a DSL modem from qwest, and we'll always be connected (with a static
> 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.
> <tip type="sales" target="clients">
> When selling your services to potential clients, one of the most important
> tools that you have at your disposal is honesty/integrity. Do not lie. Do
> not misrepresent your (team's/company's) abilities. The key to a
> sale is truthfulness combined with an honest belief that you (your
> team/company) are the best possible choice for this client and their
> project.
> </tip>
> - Jay Turley ---------------------
>   jay at weberrific.org
>   http://www.weberrific.org

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