An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Mon Jul 28 16:08:40 CDT 2003

On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 12:27 PM, Brian Dunbar wrote:
> Oddly enough it occured to me a few weeks ago that I've got most of the
> equipment to run a small ISP (routers, CSU/DSU, switch, extra computing
> hardware, even a VPN LanRover by gum), by next week we'll be in the new
> house with a ton of extra room.
> After looking through the literature, it's not as easy (hah) as 
> setting up a
> BBS used to be - in order to cover the bandwidth/headache costs I'd 
> need
> around $800 (WAG) a month.  Assuming I just do dial-up and don't 
> provide
> tech support.
> Has anyone done this?

   There are quite a few people here who were involved in ISP startups 
years ago.  I know you're talking about a home environment...but that's 
where we started too.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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