Cruzio and Dry/Naked DSL
Cruzio’s DSL service requires an existing AT&T phone line to run over. The DSL service itself does not require that there be an active phone service on the phone line. Doing without that service is known as dry or naked DSL. Not everyone requires landline phone service anymore, so our customers have been asking how to get Cruzio DSL without having to maintain the phone service. We would love to offer Dry/Naked DSL as one of our services, but it requires the cooperation of AT&T who have so far refused to do so. We are constantly lobbying AT&T on this matter.
While we are a reseller of AT&T’s services, there is also an upstream provider between us and AT&T. Our most recent communications with our upstream provider on this issue was an email message we sent on 25 February 2011. Their response is reproduced below:
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:52:11 -0500 Subject: RE: Naked/Dry DSL There are currently no plans to offer naked AT&T DSL service as AT&T does not offer naked DSL as an option to its resellers.
What you can do
Telecommunications in California are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Their website includes information on how to contact them and you can point to this page for details on the issue.