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A Quick Plug

Long overdue G.lite modems will make DSL installation a snap.

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These days, a typical broadband installation involves multiple phone calls, service delays and technician appointments-a far cry from going to your local computer store and picking out a 56Kbps modem that takes 15 minutes to install. G.lite modems, though, promise to make DSL service about as easy to initiate as plugging in a dial-up modem.

More than a dozen G.lite models will be rolling out over the next couple months, from vendors like Cisco and Alcatel. Already, Intel (www.intel.com) has introduced a $295, USB-equipped PRO/DSL 3100 Modem. Expect most G.lite vendors to offer USB models, so you won't even have to open up your PC to install an Ethernet card.

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