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On Nov. 18, 1999, the FCC ruled that phone companies need to do what most of us ask of our children: share.
But instead of toys, phone companies are being asked to share their wires. Therefore, it's likely we'll see much cheaper prices for the DSL (digital subscriber line) method of Internet access. DSL is an always-on, dedicated connection that surfs at speeds somewhere between that of a cable modem and a T-1 line. Using DSL usually involves getting a DSL line and a router installed at your office.
Why consider DSL? For one, it's flexible; you can select from any number of speeds to suit your needs. And unlike a cable modem, you don't need to share the …