Naked DSL Plans

Have you been wondering what naked DSL is and what it benefits it offers? Here is a list of the most common questions that naked DSL service providers get on their help line and the answers that technical support provides them.

What is naked DSL?
Although the use of the term ‘naked’ would seem a bit too lewd and perverse for one’s ears, it simply implies the absence of any telephone line connection to the DSL. In layman terms, you can enjoy the benefits of a broadband without having to worry about interference, noise and other problems related with telephone lines. Another benefit that a naked DSL connection offers is that you don’t need to pay the monthly telephone line rent that you normally pay when using traditional DSL.

How is it possible?
In a Naked DSL connection, a particular part of the cable that leads to the filter from the switch is removed. It is a simple and effective to ensure high-speed internet with minimal disturbance.

Can everybody go naked?
Whether you can enjoy the various benefits of a naked DSL connection largely depends on two factors. They are mentioned below:

  1. Firstly, the primary prerequisite of a naked DSL connection is the existence of a dedicated telephone line in your home.
  2. Secondly, and more importantly, your location should be in close operable proximity to an ISP.
  3. Thirdly, naked DSL service is restricted to a handful of companies and you should therefore make sure that your nearest exchange provides it. This is because only those ISPs that have installed their independent DSLAMs in the exchange have the capacity to offer naked DSL services.

Where can I get Naked DSL?
Frankly, it depends from state to state and sometimes from city to city even. The availability of a naked DSL service will largely depend on your proximity to the service provider. Here is a short list of existing service providers that have naked DSL capabilities as well as the state they operate in:

– Internode (WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS, QLD, ACT)
– iiNet (NSW, WA, SA, QLD, VIC, ACT, TAS, NT)
– Exetel (ACT, WA, SA, VIC, NSW, QLD, VIC)
– Gotalk (WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS, QLD)
– Amnet (WA, SA)