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Unread 06-13-2007, 08:14 AM   #9
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Default Naked DSL

Goodness knows where the expression came from, however it is there now.......

Anyway, the point is that you simply need the pair of copper wires without telephone service . This is usually called a "dry pair" and has no 48/50volts
applied. This used to be called "energising voltage" in the old days, but is still
present on all PSTN sysyems. The dry pair was never widely advertised since it was only used for specialised purposes - things like alarm systems or other remote operations. In some countries an ISP can order a dry pair from the telco and provide DSL over it to a telephone service, so no voltage.
I know that this is available from Bell in Canada.
Presumably someone from BT or Ofcom would know whether it is available to providers in the UK.

Hope this helps,

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