[olug] best broadband option?

Thomas Roehr troehr at nj-onramp.com
Wed Aug 20 05:53:44 UTC 2003


I live in an area where Qwest is not available, and Cox was not an 
option (I use Direct TV with the receiver built into my tv set). I was 
able to get online with wispair.com, it had a pricey install cost, but 
it was done within three days from when I signed the contract. YMMV.


Tom Roehr

Larson, Timothy E. wrote:

>Thanks for the tips and opinions.
>So far I've discovered that Qwest doesn't offer DSL at my new address, and Cox doesn't have an 800 number.  
>Are there any other broadband providers?  
>Is Cox DSL or cable?
>Sounds like I'll have to either pay a lot or jump through hoops to run a server from home.  :P  
>Well it was a nice thought while it lasted.  
>I don't suppose there's a OLUG colo co-op?  :)  
>Since I'm no longer just lurking, here's a little more about me, by way of introduction.  
>I'm a programmer, and have done primarily web apps for 5 years.  
>(C, C++, Perl, Java, and the occasional ASP.)  
>My areas of geekdom are Macs, web, and databases - I aspire to greater *nix geekiness.  :)  
>At home I run MacOS, Linux, and NetBSD - all on Mac hardware.  
>My wife runs Win98, but I'm going to convert her to Mandrake, though I'll probably have to remind her that it WAS her idea.  
>On religious issues:  bash, vi, Blackbox.  :D  
>I'm becoming convinced that the Nebraska heat is going to melt this Minnesota boy.  
>I still feel I'm relatively new to the LUG scene, but I guess I've been involved with K-LUG here in Rochester for close to two years.  
>Looking forward to meeting some of you in the near future.  
>My address will be changing in a couple weeks, but I'll be around.

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