56K Dial Access
We provide 56Kb/s PPP Internet dial access. Our service uses standard protocols and is platform independent. It works with Linux, Windows, MacOS, and many other platforms.
We expect to terminate all 56k dial access at the end of 2023 based upon projectors from our wholesale provider.
56k Dial Access Rates
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Normal 56k dial, ISDN, UUCP, and DSL accounts also include a shell account which provides all the host services such as E-mail, News, and Web Hosting under our domain as part of the service package. A shell account may be purchased independently if you get Internet access elsewhere.
Accounts are limited to 300 hours total usage per month. Session limits vary between 2 hours and 8 hours depending upon the network used. The idle timeout varies between 10 and 15 minutes depending upon the network.
Speed and Compatibility
Speed is affected by the distance you are from the central office, the quality of the telephone company wire, and whether or not you are on a pair gain device.
Noise will reduce your connection speed and may cause disconnects. Pick up your telephone receiver, dial a single digit to get rid of dial-tone, and listen. If you can hear any noise at all, that will impair a 56k dialup connection.
Signal reflections are caused by improperly terminated lines. The easiest way to troubleshoot this is to unplug all other devices sharing a line with your modem and see if that eliminates your problem.
Different manufacturers modems work with each other with varying degrees of success. If you get poor performance on one of our access numbers, click on your city and it will give alternates. One of these may provide a better connection with your particular hardware.