Germany's T-DSL 9 Times Faster Net Access -- When It Works
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Whether the system will have the capacity to handle thousands of simultaneous logins remains to be seen, however.
The test was spoiled by a series of breakdowns. When the dial-in computer went down, despite the assistance of service engineers from just about every department, DTAG was unable to restore the connection.
DTAG is charging DEM 98 (US$52.27) per month for T-ISDN DSL service. This provides the consumer with a downstream bandwidth of 768 kilobits per second and 128 kilobits per second upstream. An additional DEM 99 or 149 (US$52.8-79.5) is charged for Net usage at 50 and 100 hour packages.
The T-DSL offering appeals to power users and small user groups who share bandwidth. From 70 hours per month, T-Online Speed 100 surfing is clearly a better deal than T-Online via ISDN. A favorable Internet-by-call offer adds to deal, aside from the advantage of data transmission rates 9 to 10 times faster.