Sprint Offers DSL to Internet Service Providers; With Sprint DSL, ISPs Can Attract More Customers by Offering High-Speed Access
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 connectivity. 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 http://www.sprint.com/isp-access. About Sprint 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.
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