The latest - and cheapest - take on DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technologies will enter the spotlight next week when UUNet announces an IDSL service at the Spring Internet World show in Los Angeles.
In conjunction with its parent company WorldCom., UUNet has devised an ISDN DSL (IDSL) service, which will be based on Ascend Communications hardware. ISDL lets end users deploy traditional ISDN terminal adapters at their site instead of the more expensive Asymmetric DSL devices used with other vendors' products.
IDSL also offers users a dedicated 128Kbit/s connection for much less than a dedicated private line, says Alan Taffel, vice president of marketing and business development at UUNet. While the Internet service provider will not reveal rollout plans or pricing, the company did confirm its IDSL services will be available nationally.