So you want SBC Yahoo DSL but you're looking
for a bit more
Make sure you know the company to which people are
referring when they try to answer your questions.
SBC is actually a group of several companies and they have as many differences as do completely separate companies.
SBC traces its roots to the original Bell Company. It then broke off into the Southwestern Bell Company.
Just a few years ago, SBC acquired Ameritech which offers service in the mid west. It also acquired Pacific Bell
on the West coast and a few locations on the east. The behemoth of a company offers a service called
SBC Yahoo DSL however the service is provided by the underlying companies which still operate much like separate
Recently SBC Yahoo DSL was introduced which was simply a branding initiative. The underlying service is SBC DSL.
When signing up for the service, your experience may be quite different depending on which region you are in.
When reading message boards or consumer group's comments on SBC Yahoo DSL, just make sure you know which region
the person is talking about and don't take their comments too seriously if they're not in your region.
Once again, these divisions are as different as separate companies because not too long ago they were separate
Also remember when reading chat boards and consumer groups that DSL service is highly dependent on your distance
from the phone company so complaint people have about and width may not apply to you as they could be farther from
the phone company than you and therefore have a weaker signal.