D S L    I N F O R M A T I O N

What is DSL or Digital Subscriber Line?

DSL is technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to customers over copper telephone lines.  DSL customers may receive data up to 3 Mb per second.  This enables continuous transmission of various types of media and faster download times compared to an ordinary modem.  DSL service is an "always on" connection.  If the computer is powered ON, then you are ONLINE.

Why do I need a different modem?

An ADSL modem will be needed to be compatible with the equipment used at Louisa Communications to provide DSL service.  Louisa Communications can provide these.

What is the difference between 1M and 3M?

The only difference between 1M and 3M is the speed at which the data is transferred to You.  1M is about  20 times faster than the 56 Kbps processed by an ordinary modem, while 3M is about 60 times faster.

Why do I need an ethernet or network interface (NIC) card?

Our modems are external, so a network interface card is necessary to connect the modem to the computer.  These may be provided by Louisa Communications for only $20.00 if needed.

DSL Pricing:

256 Kbps   $19.95 per month
3 Mbps      $39.95 per month
6 Mbps      $49.95 per month
12 Mbps    $59.95 per month
*custom plans available up to 200 Mbps

Modem and Installation    $1.00 (new install only with 1st month service FREE)
Ethernet (NIC) card  $20.00 (installed)
Wireless Router $84.95 (installed)
High Powered Wireless Router $99.95 (installed)

Please review our Acceptable Use Policy and our Network Management Policy

Louisa Communications 28 West Division Street PO Box 96 Morning Sun, IA  52640
319.868.7636 319.527.7636 FAX 319.868.4297 custserv@louisacomm.net