Author: JT Smith
Thousands of customers are stuck in so-called DSL hell, where infrastructure limitations and service-provider problems torture even the most determined users. But the nightmare may be over soon. Starting early next year, major DSL providers — including Covad Communications, NorthPoint Communications and Rhythms NetConnections — plan to begin simpler installations of their high-speed data services, courtesy of a government mandate requiring local phone companies to share their lines with DSL providers. The story is at ZDNet.