I am investigating DSL as a broadband solution for a small business. The outer limit is 18K feet from a central office, and the estimate for this location is 15,900 ft. Verizon says they can do it, and under otherwise good conditions the distance itself would not degrade the service; they said I should expect a 768kbs connection (the have tiered pricing, that’s the lowest tier). However, a friend told me that when you’re that far out, the speed degrades and I’d experience an actual rate of maybe 144kbs.
Is Verizon right? Or does service degrade as you get farther from a CO?