This is the week I said we'd roll our own DSL. On the surface it looks like a daunting task, but it is actually not that hard at all if you can get past the many regulatory loopholes. But why would you even want to do such a thing? Well maybe DSL isn't available in your area. Maybe you want a significantly cheaper alternative to a T-1 line. Or just maybe you and the kid down the block want to play networked games at warp speed. Well here is how to do it.
Ready for round 2? :)
Yep, I miss the days of thousands of independent ISPs.. Those days need to come back. I keep thinking that whenever I see posts here referencing the old open vs. controlled architecture for the Internet debate. The likelihood of all the worst case scenarios happening - ie. the "DRM Internet" - goes up as the diversity of players in the Internet Service game goes down.