[olug] best broadband option?
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.
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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