I live in the Sierra mountains... the nearest community is four miles past my home on what is essentially a dead end road. (It sort of continues through the National Forest) I live outside that community. The power and phone lines for that community literally run through my property. About a year ago SBC Yahoo started saying they were bringing DSL to the community 4 miles past me. (The center is 4 miles past me - the nearest border is much closer.) So when "DSL arrived" I stupidly assumed that I must be able to get it also. NOPE - no dice. So how the hell does DSL work then if they can run DSL through my property and give it to someone else - but not to me because I am outside the service area? They supposedly have been working on a roadside switchbox in the little community up the road - but that switchbox gets fed from lines which come through my property... what the heck? So do they have some booster or some such up there? Crap I am so TICKED OFF! I was COUNTING on getting DSL so my wife and I can work from home! Hell I am less than 4 miles back down the road - pipe it back to me!