What is FastLane?
FastLane is the brand name of Dnet’s DSL services.
What is DSL?
There are several methods of connecting to the internet
like cable service, dial-up access, and DSL (Digital
Subscriber Line). DSL is a high-speed connection that
uses the same wires as a regular telephone line. Read
What is the difference between FastLane and
other DSL service?
Dnet Internet Services is a family friendly ISP. That
means Dnet filters pornographic websites to help you
protect your family. Dnet also protects your computer
by providing every Dnet email account with virus protection.
Dnet also helps reduce the amount of junk mail (spam)
you get by utilizing industry-leading spam reduction technology.
Dnet’s pornography filter, virus protection and
spam reduction is done on the server-side. That means
that you don’t need to configure any software
on your computer, Dnet does it for you.
What is a splitter and why do I need one (or
Your phone line is divided into frequency ranges that
provide voice and data. DSL is a technology that uses
the higher frequency to transmit data and the lower
frequency for voice. A splitter separates the phone
signal into two segments – voice and data. This
allows you to use your phone and be on the Internet
at the same time AND keeps the high speed data from
interfering with your phone calls. You will need a splitter
on each phone line in your house that may be used for
phone or Internet.
Is FastLane available in my area?
FastLane may be available in your area. Several factors
may affect FastLane availability.
1) Your distance from Verizon DSL equipment.
DSL typically can reach up to 18,000 feet (3.4 miles)
from Verizon’s DSL equipment.
2) Sometimes phone company equipment
may be used that could wipe out or cancel the DSL signal
even if you are close to the DSL equipment.
3) FastLane is available in some Western
North Carolina counties.
Macon, Swain, Clay, Graham, Cherokee, Jackson, Madison,
Yancey counties as well as areas in Mitchell, McDowell
and Buncombe (North) counties.
How much is it?
Dnet FastLane is available initially in 3 speeds:
1) 768 Kbs/128 Kbs - $24.95* Monthly
2) 1.5 Mbs/128 Kbs - $44.95* Monthly
3) 1.5 Mbs/384 Kbs - $44.95* Monthly
4) 3 Mbs/768 Kbs - $59.95* Monthly
* Not including USF and applicable taxes
I am moving. Can I take my DSL service with me?
No. Your current DSL service must be cancelled and a new order must be
placed for the new location, if it qualifies for service. Dnet incurs a
charge from Verizon to place new DSL orders. Dnet reserves the right to pass
that charge on to DSL customers who relocate. The current charge is $60.00.
Can I connect my home network to the FastLane and does
it cost more?
Yes, you may share your DSL connection across your home
or business network .
No, Dnet does not charge extra for sharing your connection
with other computers in your home or business.