[conspire] Internet, cable and phone suggestions

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Dec 8 21:23:00 PST 2006

In portions of the Bay Area where Comcast is the only available cable
company, one cannot get cable internet through anyone other than them.
However, no portion of the Bay Area is subject to a similar limitation in
DSL service. You in particular may find it enlightening to read the ToS
and AUP of all prospective ISPs, as no two are the same. For a partial
list of DSL ISPs to look into (assuming your new address is serviceable),


On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:37:09 -0800, Lorne S wrote:

> first post; hope this is not too inappropriate - I have come to Menlo
> Park a few times to get started with Linux.
> I am moving to 27th and Telegraph in Oakland from Walnut Creek.
> Occasional telecommuting to my new job in SF  will be critical for me as
> my wife is somewhat disabled as you may know. I was looking into going
> to Astound cable internet phone from current  SBC a t & t for dsl 2nd
> level enhanced and comcast, but no Astound yet in Oakland. It all costs
> about $113 per month from at&t (and comcast cable only) now and
> performance is fine, but I did not like how at&t handed info over to the
> feds. i do not have spare money to increase my bill, at least for now.
> Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
> Lorne & Christine S

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