[SunRescue] re: [OT] Reliable net access in the boonies
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Mar 29 08:49:46 CST 2001
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I've gotten good service from them, not always quick, though. Expect 24 hours
for a reply to email, sometimes longer, and at least ten minutes on hold when
you call them. Their techs generally have a clue, and will try to help
(sometimes even unsupported stuff, if you get the right tech).
The only bad thing is the latency on Covad's link back to them. I'm in NE
Florida, they are in Seattle. East Coast pings are 200-300+ ms, West Coast are
150-200ms. The good thing is I get 134Kbps on the IDSL link (max 144Kbps) at
25000 ft from the CO.
Mike Hebel wrote:
> It might not be relevant but these guys: www.speakeasy.net
> Are actively offering deals on ISP switching:
> Just an FYI I ran across.
> Mike Hebel (No I'm not a Speakeasy sales drone. *grin*)
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
> >>Behalf Of James Lockwood
> >>Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 7:46 PM
> >>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> >>Subject: Re: [SunRescue] re: [OT] Reliable net access in the boonies
> >>On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Reagen Ward wrote:
> >>> I just got notification that my ISP (via Northpoint) will transition me
> >>> to Rhythms for a mere $160! And to be nice, they'll pay half!
> >>> I didn't hire Northpoint, THEY did.
> >>If they're not giving you an option to cancel without penalty, they
> >>should. If they are then this may still be your best bet even though the
> >>ILEC will drag their feet getting the line transferred and you'll probably
> >>be down for a week.
> >>I can't get Rhythms or Covad, but has anyone else noticed they're not
> >>doing very well financially either? I wonder if there will be any CLECs
> >>left in a year or two.
> >>rescue maillist - rescue at sunhelp.org
> rescue maillist - rescue at sunhelp.org
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