I live in Silver Lake and I have DSL through SBC. I’ve had it for 2 years with no problems. I have a friend who lives in Silver Lake, on a different hill, who still can’t get it. She’s been using dial up and that’s getting unbearable. Here’s the problem, she’s at the top of the hill by Fletcher and Glendale and the closest DSL box is at the bottom of that hill – unfortunately it might be the only one left in California that isn’t Fiber Optic. The result being that even though she gets solicited for DSL by SBC, Earthlink, and everyone else all the time, when she signs up and they come out to install it, they find it’s not possible and give her her money back. So she just got an offer for DirectWay, but that is going to cost $100 a month and the uploads top out at 55K, barely any better than dial up so I advised her to stay away from that.
What I want to know is does anyone have any ideas? Know of any ISPs who would want to run a line up the hill and potentially get a whole neighborhood of clients as all her neighbors are in the same boat. Calls to SBC about the issue have resulted, not surprisingly, in nothing. Apparently there’s no plans to add a new box, or update the old one.