DSL Moves To Smaller Markets
For these companies looking to provide Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) in smaller markets, the coast is clear. Currently, in second- and third- tier markets, the only competition is from Baby Bells. A client might be able to get T1 (1.5-megabit-per-second) circuits, local loop and traffic combined run area businesses but it will cost him/her about $1,000 per month. Soon, business customers in these smaller markets can sign up for 1.5-Mbps Symmetric DSL circuits for $150 to $170 per month.
A few of the major players at this early stage of the game are Voyager.net , Jato Communications , and PSINet . Voyager.net plans to open markets in Ohio and Michigan early next year. Jato has targeted five cities in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.