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

Phil Stracchino alaric at
Wed Jul 30 10:40:22 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 11:37:47AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at 11:33 AM, Steve Sandau wrote:
> >>>1. wouldn't 1.5M sdsl be cheaper?  they're going for more like $400
> >>>   around here.  you do have to be within 9500' of a co.
> >>  Many "real" T1s are delivered that way anyway.  I had one (an"real, 
> >>official" T1) at my old house back in 1997 or so that was delivered 
> >>that way.
> >
> >Yeah, our telco-provided T1 comes through an HDSL box on our end, with 
> >the mate at the telco CO.
>   Yup.  It was a Pairgain box in my case.  Sweet little box full of 
> DSP; the telco guy said they cost $15K/ea at the time.  It terminated 
> in a v.35 interface.

I've wished for years I knew some Local Company With A Big Fat Pipe that
would let me park a HDSL box in their NOC and parasitize a little of
their bandwidth.

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