KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Through Sprint DSL service,
Internet service providers (ISPs) now can offer their customers the benefits
of high-speed Internet and local area network (LAN) access, broadband
capabilities, and an "instant-on" connection, along with simultaneous voice
and data transmission. Currently available in Las Vegas, Charlottesville, Va.,
and Orlando, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and Naples, Fla., ISPs will soon be able
to also offer Sprint DSL in additional areas as Sprint continues its
aggressive deployment of DSL infrastructure to selected markets within its
local service territories.
"This is an additional business solution that can help ISPs better meet
customer demands at rates that are competitive and flexible," said Greg
Crosby, assistant vice president, Integration Management, Sprint. "With Sprint
DSL, ISPs can provide their customers with simultaneous voice and data
transmission and high-speed Internet access -- all through a single phone line
provided by Sprint. This capability can set them apart from other providers
and help compete against alternative technologies such as cable modems."
With Sprint DSL, ISPs not only can offer their customers the ability to be
online while talking on the telephone, but also flexibility and power, with
access speed combinations up to 1.5 Mbps, and the security of private network
Once the user is connected, the ISP maintains primary contact with the
customer, controlling instant-on access, invoicing for DSL service, and acting
as an interface for troubleshooting.
Pricing, Service and Technical Requirements
Sprint offers several flexible pricing and service options for ISPs, which
vary according to term, volume and speed, allowing providers to choose a
volume discount program that best fits their business needs.
Once an ISP decides to subscribe to this service, Sprint works closely
with the provider to ensure a smooth transition to Sprint DSL. Technical
requirements for ISPs include an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) connection
to the Sprint data network to accommodate the variable bandwidth from users,
and DSL modems at both the local central exchange office and the user's site.
In addition, to be eligible for DSL service, users must be within 18,000
cable-feet of their Sprint DSL-equipped local exchange office. For more
information about Sprint DSL for ISPs, go online at
Sprint is a global communications company -- at the forefront of
integrating long-distance, local and wireless communications services, and a
large carrier of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United
States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is a leader in
advanced data communications services. Sprint has $20 billion in annual
revenues and serves more than 20 million business and residential customers.