DirecTV DSL replacement suggestions?

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by cashonly, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. cashonly

    cashonly Bright Trading, LLC

    On January 16th, DirecTV DSL will be shutting down operations.

    So, I have until then to find a new DSL provider.

    I've been looking around, but am having trouble finding a service with a static IP like I had with DirecTV DSL.

    Has anyone out there that is in a BellSouth service area had any luck finding a DSL provider that offers a service at a reasonable price with a static IP?

    I already have RoadRunner, but I like a backup. DSL is much faster than RoadRunner anyway.

    I've contacted some, but either no ISP or I'm too far away from a primary CO. (If they're a Bellsouth partner, they can use a Remote site and give me full 1.5M.)



    EarthLink Announces High-Speed 'Safety Net' Program for DirecTV DSL Customers
    ISP With Largest National High-Speed Footprint Announces Special Offer for
    Customers to Stay Connected and Switch to EarthLink High Speed Internet
    ATLANTA, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) today
    announced a High-Speed Internet "Safety Net" program enabling eligible DirecTV
    DSL customers to easily transition their service to EarthLink high speed with
    no activation and equipment fees. New, eligible customers can transition to
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    service. In addition, EarthLink is offering customers a dial-up promotion
    featuring 45 days of free dial-up Internet access, as well as special offers
    for new customers opting for EarthLink's high-speed cable or satellite
    service. DirecTV DSL, which serves approximately 160,000 customers, announced
    in December that it would cease operations later this month.
    "At EarthLink we know how customers value their high-speed connection.
    Our "safety net" program allows those facing disconnection to transition to
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    fees said Keith Gallagher, director of high-speed brand marketing, EarthLink.
    "New customers will enjoy EarthLink's award-winning high-speed Internet
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    DirecTV DSL customers interested in switching to EarthLink can call
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    program. New DSL customers will pay only $21.95 a month for the first three
    months, pay no activation or equipment fees and get free personal firewall
    software for added security. EarthLink also has special offers in place for
    their award-winning cable and satellite high-speed Internet service.
    About EarthLink High Speed Internet
    With more than 681,000 high-speed subscribers, EarthLink is one of the
    leading broadband Internet service providers. EarthLink is the only ISP to
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    technologies: cable, DSL and two-way satellite. Its commitment to offer a
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    About EarthLink
    EarthLink is the Internet service provider (ISP) solution for an impatient
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    Learn more about EarthLink through its Core Values and Beliefs or by calling
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    For further information please contact David Blumenthal of EarthLink,
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    SOURCE EarthLink
    -0- 01/02/2003

    /CONTACT: David Blumenthal of EarthLink, +1-404-748-7316, /
    /Web site: /

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    4353 01/02/2003 15:32 EST
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