Help Me Leave Qwest
herlo1 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 12:51:22 MDT 2006
On 9/7/06, Matthew Walker <rorith at kydance.net> wrote:
> > Matthew Walker wrote:
> >> I'm desperate to find an alternative to Qwest, but I have some
> >> requirements that are making it hard.
> >> 1. I would prefer to still have the option of using XMission as my ISP.
> >> 2. I live in a non-Utopia town, so that's out.
> >> 3. Must provide high-speed internet. DSL preferred, but I'm willing to
> >> consider alternatives.
> >> 4. If number 1 can't be met, I have the following requirements for my
> >> ISP:
> >> a. Able to lease blocks of IPs
> >> b. Able to run servers without violating my TOS.
> >> c. Prefer no bandwidth quotas, but as long as they're 20G + per
> >> I'll cope.
> >> Does such a beast exist?
> > You might look into SDSL from XO, or Integra telecom (around $200 per
> > month?)
> > Covad, and Verizion, and Speakeasy might also have some DSL that you are
> > looking for.
> > A non-DSL alternative is Utah broadband/Airwired. They rock, use canopy
> > gear, and might be able to do most of whats on the list.
> Hmmm. Thanks for the suggestions. Impressively, there are actually DSL
> competitors to Qwest. First I've heard of it.
> Unfortunately, they're all rather pricy, and I'm not sure if I'm willing
> to pay that much to rid myself of Qwest. :/
> Wonder what it would take to convince Springville to get on the Utopia
> install list...
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> Don't fear the penguin.
I also live in Springville, and have several friends who also live there.
We are all willing to spend some time down at the City Council meetings to
help push it. Just let me know how we can help. Also, my guess is we are
not the only ones interested in pushing this, even if it finally defeats the
old AirSwitch network.
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