DSL Extreme: Dialup, DSL, ADSL & T1 Ethernet Services


DSL Extreme offers Dialup, DSL, ADSL, T1 and Ethernet services to residential and business customers in 21 markets throughout the country. The company was founded in 1999, and is headquartered in the Los Angeles area.

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Accelerated Dialup is DSL Extreme’s dialup Internet access offering, which provides unlimited 56k access and 70 GB of email storage. Using technology dubbed “X-Dial Acceleration,” the service compresses a lot of frequently requested data in order to decrease download times, and is roughly 5X faster than regular dialup.

Plans also include 10 email addresses, a 30-day free trial and access to Google’s online tools like Calendar, online storage and word processing software. Unlimited access plans are $12.95 per month, but drops down to $9.95 a month if it’s prepaid for the year.


All DSL plans have no data caps, 10 email accounts with over 7 GB of storage each, free spam filter and a pop-up blocker.

  • Basic: 768 Kbps download/384 Kbps upload for $12.95/month
  • Basic+: 1.5 Mbps download/384 Kbps upload for $14.95/month
  • Faster: 3 Mbps download/512 Kbps upload for $14.95/month
  • Fastest: 6 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload for $19.95/month

ADSL2+ is like DSL, but faster because it has a higher bandwidth and therefore higher download speeds. ADSL stands for asymmetrical digital subscriber line. It’s called asymmetrical because the download and upload speeds aren’t symmetrical. Notice how in all the plans below the maximum upload speed stays at 1 Mbps, even though the download speed nearly doubles.

  • ADSL2+: 8 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload for $89.95/month
  • ADSL2+: 10 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload for $119.95/month
  • ADSL2+: 15 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload for $129.95/month

Web Hosting

Site hosting packages vary, including those for smaller personal sites to large professional sites. Service also includes free same day setup, tech support and guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime.

  • Basic: 600 MB of space, 32 GB data transer, $9.99/month
  • Basic+: 3 GB of space, 96 GB data transfer, $15.99/month
  • Prosite: 6 GB of space, 576 GB data transfer, $24.99/month
  • Prosite+: 12 GB of space, 960 GB data transfer, $39.99/month
  • Prosite Advanced: 24 GB of space, 1.9 TB data transfer, $69.99/month

Packages also include a group of features:

  • Website promotion wizard
  • Disk usage meter
  • File and FTP manager

Other features like more storage, higher bandwidth, more mailboxes and SQP space are available for an added cost.

Business Services

The same DSL and ADSL packages for residential customer areas are also available for businesses. Packages are similar to residential options, as they also come with 70 GB of email storage and free tech support. They also guarantee 99.9% uptime, offer discounts on other services, get a free lease on a modem and speeds reaching 100 Mbps. Most companies will be up and running within 30 days of placing an order.

For businesses that are in a location where DSL isn’t available or need to accommodate more users with faster speeds, DSL Extreme also offers T1 and Ethernet packages. T1 promises a more reliable service, better upload speeds than DSL and a minimum 110ms roundtrip latency. Prices start at $295/month.


  • 1.5 Mbps – 1.5 Mbps upload and download speeds
  • 3.0 Mbps – 3.0 Mbps upload and download speeds
  • 4.5 Mbps – 4.5 Mbps upload and download speeds
  • 6.0 Mbps – 6.0 Mbps upload and download speeds

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Medium and large-sized businesses that need private networking and better monitoring so systems remain functional at all times, can get Business Ethernet. DSL Extreme offers several Ethernet packages that all have the same download and upload speeds. They are:

  • 2.0 Mbps
  • 3.0 Mbps
  • 5.0 Mbps
  • 8.0 Mbps
  • 10.0 Mbps
  • 12.0 Mbps
  • 15.0 Mbps
  • 20.0 Mbps

Prices start at $329/month. Guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime, and a minimum average roundtrip latency of 80 ms.

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