[olug] Internet Access

Robert A. Jacobs r.a.jacobs at cox.net
Tue Dec 14 06:42:03 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 23:42, Jake Churchill wrote:
> See, it's $40 for Cox and you get 4Mbps download and 512Kbps upload.

Technically, you get *up to* 4Mbps download and *up to* 512Kps upload.
If the pipe is saturated, you won't get near those values and depending
on how many of your neighbors are sharing your pipe *and* what they are
doing, you may be getting far less than you think.  That's the point
Trent made earlier.  

The other salient point is Nate's:  Cox's AUP states that you can't run
any servers...no web servers...no mail servers...no anything.  While you
can probably get around it by launching your servers on non-standard
ports, Cox is within their rights to kick you off their service if you
run servers (the fact that they choose to turn their heads the other way
*right now* does not obviate the fact that they can, at any point,
choose not to turn their heads).  

Running servers is typically a non-issue in the DSL world and is the one
thing that keeps me interested in this possibility.  The fact that it is
cheaper is also a bonus.


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