[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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