CENTER POINT -- Town Council Board President Roy Smith announced at its August meeting that Verizon would be bringing DSL into the area ahead of schedule.
It was Verizon's plan to have the area DSL capable by the end of 2007, and it now plans to have Center Point residents hooked up by the end of August or the beginning of September.
"I received information that Verizon is asking for people to contact them and get put on a waiting list," Smith said. "I've called and put myself on the list already. I can't wait for DSL service."
"We don't have an actual timetable yet, but if the advertising department is reaching out to the area, that's a good sign," Verizon representative Bruce Childs said.
The service will be available to residents within an 18,000-foot radius of the hub, which will be located in town. That's approximately a four-mile radius.
Verizon offers a variety of DSL packages that range in price from $14.99 a month to $29.99 a month.
DSL is faster than dial-up Internet access. The lowest speed is 21 times faster than dial-up, and the fastest is 53 times faster.
All Verizon plans include e-mail accounts and technical support.
Residents of Center Point wishing to add their names to the waiting list are encouraged to call 812-240-4075.