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High Speed Internet Service
Pricing Requirements Q & A Apply Today!
More and more, consumers demand faster Internet access. With Asymmetric or Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line "DSL Service," Pierce Telephone Company, Inc. can turbo-charge your online and Internet sessions. DSL is a technology used for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines, allowing both voice and data traffic to be transmitted over the same circuit. Speeds typically range from 384 Kbps to 10 Mbps downstream, and from 384 kbps to 1 mb upstream. Speeds vary depending on customer owned equipment, service location, and service plan. DSL data connections do not require "dialing in", as they are continuously connected to the Internet.

Once we link your personal computer to the Internet with our DSL Service, you will experience online and corporate services at lightning-quick speeds, saving time, gaining productivity by eliminating significant waits for data and web pages to be delivered. New multimedia applications are now feasible. Best of all, you do not need an additional line to your home because it uses the same existing wiring that is in place today.

Pierce Telephone is proud to offer this high-speed, low-cost, broadband data transport services to you.
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Pricing
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Residential - $35.95 *+
• 3 Email Accounts
• 10 MB of web space storage
• 5 MB download speed **
• 800 kb upload speed **
 
Business - $49.95 *+
• 10 Email Accounts
• 20 MB of web space storage
• 8 MB download speed **
• 1 MB upload speed **
 
Data Only - Residential - $57.60 *
• 3 Email Accounts
• 10 MB of web space storage
• 5 MB download speed **
• 800 kb upload speed **
 
Data Only - Business - $71.60 *
• 10 Email Accounts
• 20 MB of web space storage
• 8 MB download speed **
• 1 MB upload speed **
 

Please contact Pierce Telephone Company, Inc. if interested in faster speeds.

Additional Options and Charges - Monthly
  • Static IP address $10 per month.
  • Discounts available for larger quantities.
  • Additional email accounts $1.95 each per month.



Requirements
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Pierce Telephone Responsibilities
Pierce Telephone will be responsible for all equipment and testing to provide connectivity of the high-speed digital service from our office to the customer's demarcation location.

Pierce Telephone may find that an individual location, due to distance, line condition, or other factors may not be served with high speed Internet service. Pierce Telephone may in its sole discretion, delay or refuse to provide high speed internet service to a specific location due to lack of equipment and cost of providing such service.

Any repair to customer owned equipment or testing for problems found to be caused by customer owned equipment or cabling will be billed to the customer at the rate of $45.00 per hour per technician.


User Responsibilities
User is responsible for cabling, beyond the demarcation point, that is compatible with the service provided. We do offer this cabling if requested, billed on a time and material basis.

If a user subscribes to Pierce Telephones' inside wire maintenance agreement, the agreement does include the high speed internet connection wiring within a premise.

User can install all internal customer owned equipment or arrange with a computer service and repair company to have such equipment installed, or we will install it at your request.

User shall be responsible for all CPU software programming installations and changes of equipment, internal and external.

Pierce Telephone can not guarantee final access speeds of the high speed Internet service due to factors including, but not limited to line condition and distance from Pierce Telephone DSL access points.

Customers may find they may need filters for their phones. Pierce Telephone will provide filters at no charge. Additional filters may be purchased from Pierce Telephone.

Filters installed will become the property of the customer, any replacement filters or additional filters will be the responsibility of the customer and the customer will need to purchase them. Installation by Pierce Telephone of more than the original filters will be billed at the hourly rate.


Wireless Modems
DSL Modem -- purchase price @ $49.50 each
$49.50 with one year committment
Monthly rental @ $10


Surge Protection
Pierce Telephone recommends all customers use quality surge protection or UPS (uninterrupted power supply) that will protect phone lines, as well as multiple AC power protected outlets to protect your modem, monitor, printer, etc. Please review the manufacturers warranty, installation instructions and follow them carefully.


Firewall Protection
Pierce Telephone also strongly recommends that all customers use firewall software, hardware, or both, for security purposes. A computer firewall is designed to protect a customer's computer system from unauthorized access, particularly from the "outside" world when connected to the Internet. Computer firewalls are not necessarily designed to protect a computer from other potential threats, such as computer viruses, worms or trojan horses.


Hardware Requirements
Minimum Computer Configuration

Windows PC
A 100 MHz or faster Pentium class processor
Installed CD-ROM drive
Windows ®98 or higher
Minimum 64 MB RAM
Minimum 50 MB available hard disk space
An open PCI slot for a Network Interface Card (NIC) OR An installed 10/100/Gig Ethernet NIC Windows ®operating system disk or files on hard drive

Macintosh PC
Power PC or Faster Processor
Open Transport 1.1.1 enabled
Mac OS 7.55 or Greater
Installed CD-ROM drive
64 MB RAM
50 MB of available hard disk space
Installed 10/100/Gig Ethernet Network Interface Card (No Ethernet cards will be provided, nor installed by installers for Macintosh computers)



Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How fast will DSL go?
Q: What are the advantages of DSL?
Q: Do I have to install another line to my home or business to get DSL service?
Q: Can I talk on the phone and use the Internet at the same time with DSL?
Q: What additional computer equipment will I need to get DSL?
Q: Are there any technical limitations to receiving DSL service?
Q: Can I hook up more than one computer to the DSL service?
 


 

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