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

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Thu Jul 31 11:43:28 CDT 2003

On Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 10:32 AM, Kevin Loch wrote:
>> Remember, with ISDN, it's not the monthly fee that kills you -- it's 
>> the
>> per-minute connect charges.  The only way to avoid the per-minute
>> charges is to go with an ISP that offers Centrex ISDN, which makes you
>> logically part of their internal phone system as far as the telco is
>> concerned.  I wouldn't even CONSIDER non-Centrex ISDN, because if I
>> could afford non-Centrex ISDN, I could afford a fractional T1.
>> The telcos and the Feds, between them, have effectively killed ISDN in
>> the US as a data service.
> Yep, I had centrex ISDN to a friend's house (who had a full T1) for
> a few years.  I shut it down when Cable modem service became
> available.  All the servers were at work anyway.  Before ISDN,
> I had dedicated dialup with DIGEX, with a /24 (out of digex space).
> I had three dialin modems for freinds and family.  And get this--
> No firewall!  Those were the days.

   Eh?  Cool!  I built the stuff to do the dedicated dialups there. :)

   How the mighty have fallen, thanks to suits.


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

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