[Novalug] EVDO, EVDO3G, other "broadband" types & sources : advice, please!
energy.wwind at cox.net
Sat Feb 28 18:05:53 EST 2009
Vienna >> my buddy in the town limits now has a choice of
Cox Cable, Verizon DSL, Verizon FIOS, Cox Fiber Optic,
and POTs. Does anybody offer Shotgun Service anymore ??
I had a customer in Lovettsville - remote North Loudoun Co. with
ISDN that was very expensive to install and didn't work worth a shit til
I got a hold of it -- they needed a veery rare ISDN line surge
and Voila, great, 128 k.
I'm at Wolf Trap and use COX cable. Does anybody in the group use that
PC Magazine cable speed /Qos software ?? I forgot its name. That would
give us a level basis for a comparison........... should run under
> On Sat, 28 Feb 2009, Rich Goodwin wrote:
>> Beartooth is a bit outside of the BBurg town - not alot, but as
>> he indicated, he's likely beyond DSL distance from the CO.
>> Cable (Comcast or NTC Communications) or FIOS (if ever
>> available) is likely his best wired solution. Unless Tech does
>> something with WiMAX ... he is likely SOL ... Shurely Outta
>> Luck!! ... 8-}
> Rich has been here, albeit all too briefly; but the fact
> reminds me to repeat that any Novalug regular passing nigh is
> always welcome to bed & board for a night or three. We have
> plenty of room, and I both like to cook, and keep lots of
> backups, including two freezers and a beer fridge ...
>> A remote possibility would be to establish a cooperative based
>> on some need - like a housing area or homeowner association.
>> There is risk and work associated with this which makes it less
>> attractive. There are a few technical people in Bleaksburg ...
>> ;-) ... they may be able to cobble a reasonable solution
>> together and even maintain it.
> The biggest side effect of this damn colitis (besides its
> tendency to "flares" -- i.e., relapses) is debilitation; strength
> and stamina are become mythical beasts. Somebody else would have
> to do it ...
>> Beartooth - John's point about the politicians is valid ...
>> although I suspect it is a very steep hill to climb. Look to
>> get out of the Comcastic strangulation. NTC offers services to
>> properties. If you had your home association (not sure if
>> there is one there though) attempt to be treated as such -
>> there may be an angle to get NTC to provide service. Based on
>> a number of comments from students, that may or may not be a
>> The response was hilarious.... I read the response by imagining
>> some 19-20 yr. old girls voice admonishing me for buying that
>> Linux OS ... it's too advanced for use at Tech!! ROTFLMAO And
>> I thought this was VIRGINIA TECH!!!! Worse part is - those
>> were the exact words!! The Tech LUG has some phenomenal folks
>> in it. I guess the Help Desk is staffed by some from the
>> fashion area or something....
> You really oughtta post that to one of the VTLUUG forums.
> As you probably know, we had to move them. They're now at
> As it happens, the snailmail has just now brought another
> come-on from Verizon touting "high speed Internet" (sic -- id est
> dialup with puffery, at speeds *up* *to* 1 Mbps). Citizens was
> giving me 1.5 down and 0.5 up until recently, with less outage
> and much better service. I suppose I oughtta credit those
> stinking b_st_rds at Ma Bell's Shame for no longer even making
> their phony offer of DSL ...
> And I have yet to hear even advance rumors of Fios coming
> here. <sigh>
> Also, a young technoid friend (who worked both in
> hardware repair and at Ntelos, before becoming the CS dept.'s
> hardware honcho) tells me he knows I detest Comcast, but that
> it's still what he recommends to everybody.
> And we came here partly because of the town's boast of
> its Net access. From Vienna.
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