[conspire] dsl 4 linux in sunnyvale
jose.medeiros at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 19:54:12 PDT 2009
Please forgive my typing errors, back when I took electronics in high
school in 1980, taking a typing class was not cool, and alas I never
learned how to properly type.
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Jose Medeiros <jose.medeiros at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had Sonic.net and was very pleased with the DSL service and
> Technical Support which is in Santa Rosa. Sonic does not require PPPoE
> based authentication, and also allow's you to enable a firewall on
> your incoming network port's / connections via there web interface.
> Sonic also provides you a free word press website.
> My only gripe with Sonic was that I bought the low cost plan of 14.99
> with 768 down / 256 up and since I am approximately 17,000 feet from
> the COLO / DSLAM, that is the fastest speed offered at the
> moment. My only gripe with Sonic is that after a year, the plan rate
> was changed to 39.00 per month, however once I called them and
> complained, Sonic lowered the price to 19.99, so I give them cudo's for
> The next month, someone on the Apple SVMUG users list posted an email
> that AT&T was offering DSL for 10.00. I ended up switching to AT&T as
> they had low cost DSL service 768/256 with a 2 year lock due to the
> Bell South Merger and as FTC requirement, however after my 2 years are
> up, I'll probably switch back to Sonic, although AT&T has been very
> reliable, and my only gripe is the long hold times for Tech support.
> About three years ago I had Comcast, and the speed was close to 4mb's
> on the download, but the upload was only about 128k, and caused my
> Skype VOIP calls to echo, and or drop, so I learned not to open a web
> browser or download any thing while I am making a call.
> My only gripe with Comcast is the cost. If Comcast would have offered service
> for 19.99 with out raising the rate to 49.99. I would have never
> Jose :-)
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Bruce Coston (jane_ikari at yahoo.com):
>>> Any suggestions , any reservations about dslExtreme , sonic.net ,
>>> earthlink in particular .
>> A lot of people do like Sonic.net. I note some past labour
>> turmoil, as linked from the Linuxmafia.com front page juicebox
>> as anchor text "Sonic.net". That was a decade back, but raises
>> questions about management. You be the judge.
>> My friend Duncan MacKinnon in San Francisco has recently jumped ship
>> from DSL Extreme on account of unreliable service -- for Sonic.net, as it
>> turns out. No idea if his experience highlights any sort of pattern.
>> I personally really continue to like Raw Bandwidth Communications,
>> http://www.rawbandwidth.com/ . That's Mike Durkin's operation, and he's
>> really fanatical about quality. You can practically imagine the steam
>> coming off his head on the rare occasions when SBC shoots his customers
>> in the foot and he has to beat up on that firm to get something fixed.
>> One wants to tell Mike "Dude, don't sweat it so much. It's OK."
>>> It's this Sat at Ricks again , right.
>> CABAL is indeed this coming Saturday. Dates in calendar are closer than
>> they appear!
>> :r! cal
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>> Since it will be International Pi Day (3.14), I'm intending to bake some
>> pies, which of course will be served starting at 1:59 PM and 26.5 seconds.
>> Attendees are encouraged to be irrational, but not complex or imaginary.
>> I'll see about getting PCLinuxOS 2009.1, just out today.
>> Already here:
>> rmoen at borgia:~/iso$ ls -1 *.iso
>> rmoen at borgia:~/iso$
>> "antiX" is the low-hardware-spec variant of SimplyMEPIS, based on IceWM:
>> Live CD, 128MB RAM and recommended, minimum spec 64MB PII 266.
>> "unr" is the Canonical, Ltd. Netbook respin of Ubuntu.
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