PacInfo offers DSL megabit services through Qwest. With DSL services, you can
use 1 phone line for both your regular phone calls and have fast internet access
even while talking on your phone. The speed of connection can be 256k uploading
and 640k downloading, which is at least 5 - 10 times faster than a good 56k modem.
There are some restrictions as to which phone lines can qualify for the service.
If your phone is less than 3 miles from one of the Qwest central offices and it
uses copper wires all the way, you can get DSL services. Qwest has central offices
in downtown Eugene, Santa Clara, and Springfield. If you are interested, we can
check your line with Qwest and order it for you. The service should be available
for ordering about the end of February 2000. For more information, please check
out PacInfo DSL information.
What are the benefits of DSL service?
- The Speed. You get a 256Kbps connection from your computer and 640k
to your computer. 56k modems give you a maximum speed of 53k download
and 33.6k upload speeds and it is usually lower than that due to the phone
- You can talk on the phone or send or receive faxes on the same line while still
connected to the internet. It can do this because voice and DSL use different
frequency bands to pass the signal.
- If you had a second phone line for the modem before, you can disconnect it and put
everything back on your main phone line saving you much of the cost of the DSL service.
- You can connect a office network to the internet by using the external DSL modem.
What do I need for DSL service?
- Your phone line needs to pass a loop qualification
test. The following are some of the things that are checked.
- The phone line needs to be on copper wire from the Qwest central office to your home.
- The maximum distance from central office to home should be no more than 15,000 feet.
- Phone lines served by Digital Loop Carrier are not supported yet.
- Phone lines with a Universal Digital Channel are not supported.
- Several other items bridge taps and load coils affect the maximum distance.
- You need to have a DSL modem. Qwest can
sell these when you order the line.
- The Intel® Internal 2200 PCI modem's list price is $150.
- The Intel® External 3200 USB modem's list price is $150.
(Not available for Windows 95, NT4 or Macintosh OS.)
- The External modem is a Cisco 675 with a list price of $295. You need the
external modem if you are connecting it to a network or if you are using a Macintosh
- Computer requirements:
- Your computer needs to be a Pentium PC or greater with Windows 95/98/2000/NT, a floppy drive
and a CD ROM.
- For Macintosh, you need to have an Ethernet Network card. and operating system 8.5.5 or
greater. System 7.5.3 is not supported. And you need to have a CD ROM.
How much does it cost?
- DSL circuit from Qwest billed to your phone bill.
- Megabit 256 Deluxe is $31.95 per month. This gives you a
dedicated DSL modem at
Qwest and there are no restrictions regarding online time.
- Internet Access from PacInfo
- Internet Access is $21 per month
- DSL modem
- Either $150.00 for an internal modem, or $295.00 for an external
modem. This is
shipped to your home from Qwest.
- Installation charges
- Qwest charges $69.00 installation fee for setting up the DSL circuit.
- Qwest promotions
How can I order it?
You can check to see if your phone line qualifies and order it online from the Qwest web site.
You can fill out the form below and we can check it out and order it for you.
We won't order it until we talk to you first.
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