[Dclug] [OT] Internet frustration
jjasen at realityfailure.org
Thu Jan 24 16:25:31 EST 2008
Phil Shapiro wrote:
> hi angelo,
> your best be might be speakeasy.net's onelink dsl service, a "naked dsl"
> (doesn't require a phone line service) that comes with one static ip address.
> see http://speakeasy.net/home/onelink/
> my smartest geek friends like speakeasy. i had an account with them a
> few years back and their tech support was superb. they even answered my linux
> web hosting questions on my home server -- even though they were under no duty
> to do so.
> speakeasy runs their entire business using linux, so they treat linux
> users well.
> hope this helps,
In my not so humble opinion, Speakeasy isn't worth it. They're pretty
much a COVAD reseller, who gets all their service from Verizon.
All it gets you is a finger-pointing charlie-fox when there's a problem
with the phone wires between you and the CO; which speakeasy will be
more than happy to dispatch a COVAD technician to come inside your house
for $175/hr. Note that they WON'T check the connection at the NID
(junction box between your wiring and verizon's) since they can't bill
you for that.
If you absolutely must go with a verizon pusher or clone, I wholly
recommend qis.net. They're nice, clueful, and upfront. I still regret
the day I left them for speakeasy's so-called 6mbit service.
-- John E. Jasen (jjasen at realityfailure.org)
-- No one will sorrow for me when I die, because those who would
-- are dead already. -- Lan Mandragoran, The Wheel of Time, New Spring
More information about the Dclug