My church is about to connect to the Internet. We're going to add DSL to the existing phone service, and I don't have any experience with DSL (just cable.)
I talked to "Jessica" this afternoon the Phone Company's help line and asked about equipment and wiring requirements, but she was no help at all. She did seem cheerful tho'.
The NID is located outside on a block wall, and it looks like Plain Old Telephone wire feeds into the building. There's a couple of feet of loosely coiled POTS wire, then that connects to 75 feet of telephone flat cord to the only telephone using just twisted connections and wirenuts. (At least the phone has a modular jack.)
I'm gonna be added several phones (just one line for now) and will probably run CAT3 or CAT5e cable for all the phone lines and CAT5e for the one Ethernet line. I'm just about to the question.
Is that 2 or 3 foot section of POTS where the phone service comes thru the outside wall going to hurt my DSL data rate? And should I put in a DSL splitter, or just use the filters that the phone company provides? I think the answers to those 2 questions are "yes, but not enough to worry about" and "buy a splitter and put it as close as possible to the NID"