Depending on the company you choose to buy internet access from you will mostliky need to attach a few extra pieces of equipment to your computer. In the case of AT&T the device is called a "DSL Modem"
The San Diego Broadband Initiative is funded in part by the California Emerging Technology Fund and NTIA. Additional support provided by the County of San Diego, HP, and the program partners. Cox Communications is the official internet service provider for the San Diego Broadband Initiative