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CenturyTel begins DSL deployment
To meet the area's growing need for faster digital
transmission, CenturyTel customers in the North Bend-Snoqualmie Valley area
will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Digital Subscriber Line
(DSL) service as the company begins DSL deployment this week.
The CenturyTel DSL service will be available to residential and
business customers in the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass,
Ames Lakes, Carnation, Fall City and Preston areas where physical
facilities meet DSL specifications.
DSL is among the newest modem technologies, allowing very
high-speed, simultaneous transmission of voice and data, including video,
over telephone lines. The best application for DSL, according to
CenturyTel's District Manager, Joe Settle, is high-speed Internet access.
"As the content of Internet traffic changes to
more complex, graphic pages and larger files, it takes longer and longer
to download those files using traditional dial-up modems," Settle said.
CenturyTel customers can now receive information nearly 277
times faster than with their standard 28.8 bauds per second modem.
Interactive video applications like movies on demand and continuous video
streaming of news, weather, sports and games are enhanced, as are telecommuting,
and remote LAN and Internet access.
DSL is ideal for the quick transfer of large data files, virtually
real-time keeping in touch with friends and family, and more efficient
work-at-home, distance learning and power gaming.
"Multi-PC households are another driver in the growing demand
for broadband access," Settle said. "Twenty-five percent of U.S.
households own more than one computer, and that number is growing at a
yearly rate of 30 percent."
For more information, call the CenturyTel Customer Service
Center at (800) 550-8110.