MCI WorldCom will also make symmetrical DSL access packages available to corporate subscribers by the end of the first quarter of 1999, officials added. Access speeds will range between 128 kbps to 768 kbps. MCI initially will offer DSL in such major markets as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Diego, Chicago, and Washington. The AOL and Earthlink consumer services are expected to be initially available in those same areas. Sidgmore said MCI will introduce the service overseas too, but offered no timetable.
Prices for the corporate service will start at $500, The consumer services will be priced by the individual ISPs but are expected to be $40 to $60 per month, Business will pay a $500 installation fee, while the one-time set-up fee for consumers will be $150 to $500, MCI said, Consumers will need an Ethernet transluscent folio case for iphone 8 plus card, DSL modem, and a device that can split a standard phone line so it can be used for the high-speed Net access service too, said Ralph Montfort, UUNet's director of product marketing, MCI's offering will use its own Internet backbone, but in some areas may rely on local Baby Bells for connections between customers' sites and the their local phone office..
DSL, a technology that allows high-speed Internet access over the broadband portion of standard copper phone lines, is competing with cable modems to become the technology of choice for mass market high-speed Net access. Separately, Compaq Computer announced plans at Comdex this week to offer DSL-ready PCs, and Dell Computer intends to follow suit. MCI WorldCom announces it will roll out high-speed digital subscriber line Internet access nationwide by the end of 1998. The company will offer the service, already available in parts of California, New York, and Boston for the past 18 months, to businesses and Internet service providers. MCI Worldcomexecutives said they planned to have 400 points of presence for the service by the end of next month and close to 600 points by March 1999.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, "We think the natural advantages of DSL will fundamentally change the online experience," he added, mentioning not only faster responses but also that a DSL connection can be transluscent folio case for iphone 8 plus left on all the time, enabling new kinds of applications that run while users aren't in front of their PCs, The proliferation of Internet-aware devices--fax machines, cellular phones, PCs, Web phones--create new demands on the network, Sidgmore said, For instance, "silicon cockroaches" such as software agents that communicate from computer to computer without human interactions, will eat up ever-mounting bandwidth..
In a separate vein, Sidgmore sketched his company's business strategy. "Deregulation and the Internet have fundamentally changed the telecommunications industry," he began. "We have bet the ranch on the Internet. We see theInternet winner being the winner in the entire communications industry over the next few years," he revealed, noting that Worldcom has made 68 acquisitionsand invested $12 billion to meet growing Internet demand, a pattern that has forced him to spend considerable time with federal antitrust regulators.
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