Its back to school time. im movin into my apartment and need a dsl connection up here. ive waited 2 weeks cuz Verizon was on strike, but today i finally got connected. who supplied the hardware u might ask. all the bullshit here indicates it shoulda been westell or efficient.it turns out neither one. i would stay away from both cuz they have major competition
Over there, if you fill out the request information, except for the credit card, you can check which modems the company ships out. The WESTELL EXTERNAL IS STILL THE DEFAULT modem.
I wanted to make sure, so I called up Verizon, and the customer rep. who picked up said sure you can get the westell.
They've also got the usb, and some PCI based modem, but it does look like WESTELL is by far the most oft used modem, only now, they are shipping to a larger customer base with the combined companies.
Also, if you go to http://www.dslreports.com, you will see under the Bellatlantic discussion that just about everybody talks about the Westell modem because that's probably what most of the people are getting.
We will probably be making new highs here after one more quarter, so sit tight people.
Also, if you are interested in fiber, there's a small company called AINN, which looks very promising. Do the DD yourself, it is probably getting close to end of consolidation for another run-up. The price-to-anything ratios make it pretty much a value play.