SBC Yahoo provides a respectable security bundle, too, including antispyware and antispam tools. It uses Norton AntiVirus to scan e-mail on the server, and Computer Associates' antivirus software--an optional free download--for the desktop. E-mail storage is plentiful: 2GB for each of your 11 mail accounts. DSL Express and DSL Pro each include one dynamic IP address. For a static IP address, you'll need to upgrade to the SBC Yahoo Static IP package, which provides five static addresses. Unlike EarthLink, SBC Yahoo does not include free Web site creation, although, separately, Yahoo GeoCities does offer 15MB sites for free.
Using the CNET Bandwidth Meter, SBC Yahoo DSL performance was impressive in our tests from the greater Los Angeles area, with download speeds for DSL Express ranging from 926Kbps to 1151Kbps. Performance can very widely from location to location. We encourage you to check out our user comments and add share your own experiences.
SBC's 24/7 toll-free phone support deserves kudos as well. We were able to connect quickly to SBC tech reps, even on weekends, although we had to navigate a tedious automated attendant to reach them. The techs were polite and provided adequate answers to our setup and antivirus questions.