[Novalug] Patriot.Net - still a good ISP?
juliac at patriot.net
Wed Jan 3 22:43:59 EST 2007
Patriotnet was bought by IceWeb ... well, can't really remember, but six
to eight months ago, and after a time service seemed to be going
downhill. In November it reached serious proportions ... they couldn't
keep the mailserver up, for one thing, and I understand dialup was out a
lot too, and I was seriously shopping for another provider but, as you
discovered, there aren't a lot left.
On December 6th we got a message that it had been taken over by a
company called Leros (http://www.leros.net/), which at least seems to be
linux-oriented and not entirely clueless. Since then, I haven't
experienced any problems with my DSL account, although I understand
dialup is still a bit rough. At any rate, things appear stable enough
that I'm no longer shopping for a replacement.
Paul D. Bain wrote:
> Over the years, I have noticed a number of participants hereon
> recommend Patriot.Net as an ISP (see, e.g., below), and I am mulling
> getting ADSL from them, too. I am concerned about possible, recent
> changes at Patriot, however, that may result from Patriot's recent
> acquisition by another company (whose name I cannot spell). Are any
> current Patriot subscribers able to comment on any recent changes in the
> reliability of Patriot's connections or on the quality of their customer
> service? Have there been any recent changes at all in Patriot's service?
> IIRC, the acquisition took place on 1 December 2006.
> If Patriot is no longer a good ISP, then which ISP's should I
> consider for DSL? I am also considering Covad and Cavalier Telephone,
> except that
> the former has gotten mixed reviews on DSLreports.com and the latter has
> gotten _lousy_ reviews there. FWIW, SpeakEasy has also undergone a
> recent change in ownership (early 2006? Not sure), and the comments on
> DSLreports clearly indicate that this change was very much for the
> *worse*. SpeakEasy no longer enjoys an excellent reputation as a DSL
> The reason that I want DSL is that I want to grant Internet access to
> my servers. I want others to be able to access my web servers. IOW, I do
> not think that cable internet access (Cox, in my case) would suit my needs.
> Paul Bain
> Charles M Howe wrote:
>> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>> On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 12:07 -0500, mark at winksmith.com wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 11:09:08AM +0000, Tim Bogart wrote:
>>> > But bandwidth is bandwidth and other than reliability, it's hard to
>>> > slather with lipstick.
>> I swear by PatriotNet. I had a huge problem. It turned out that I had to
>> buy a new hard disk and install something, which was Fedora Core 3. I
>> was pretty much able to do everything except dial. The two Linux guys
>> there invited me to bring my machine out ther. I did and Cary got wvdial
>> working. I was very pleased.
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