High Speed Internet
We're in the process
of upgrading our DSL equipment so we can provide ADSL2 and
ADSL2+ with Annex M! In the past, we've provided ADSL
using G.DMT DSL technology. This technology provides
download data rates up to 6Mbps and upload rates up to
650Kbps over most telephone drops. ADSL2(+) technology
will support download data rates up to 12Mbps and upload
data rates as high as 1Mbps. Annex M is an optional
protocol that increases the upload data rate to nearly 3Mbps
by reducing maximum download speed somewhat. With
experience, we'll learn what the practical upload and
download data rates will be when ADSL2, ADSL2+ and Annex M
technologies are used. To take advantage of these
upgrades, an ADSL2+ modem (with Annex M capability, if
desired) will be required as well as a premium data rate
subscription. If you have a need for more download or
upload speed, we'd like to hear from you!
In addition to DSL,
PinTelCo Internet is also providing wireless internet
connectivity in the Paicines area. For more
information on our DSL and Wireless service areas, DSL and
Wireless connection speeds and costs, follow the "PinTelCo
Pricing Plans" link along the left border of this page.
We are continually
evaluating our network performance and need your help to
identify slow connections. Please take the time to measure
your connection speed by going to speedtest.charter.com.
If your download speed is lower than it should be, please
let us know.
Upcoming Improvement Plans:
We've applied for CASF grant for the purpose of improving our internet connectivity! If approved, these funds will be used to install cabinets near the ends of Willow Creek and Old Hernandez Roads. Currently, internet connections for residents in these areas are provided from our cabinet on the San Benito Lateral; DSL subscribers' connection speeds are restricted by excessively long drops (cable lengths from the cabinet to subscriber premises). Once the new cabinets are installed, drop lengths will be significantly shorter and data rates greatly improved!
Internet opens your world up to:
Streaming Audio & Video