[OT] UTOPIA advise

Matthew Walker rorith at kydance.net
Mon Mar 19 15:19:36 MDT 2007

On Mon, March 19, 2007 3:15 pm, Walter Holladay wrote:
> UTOPIA will be coming to my neighborhood very soon and I was hoping to get
> some good advise about which provider to go with. There are four choices of
> service providers for UTOPIA:
> 1) AT&T
> 2) Mstar
> 3) Veracity
> 4) Xmission
> Mstar and Xmission have a bandwidth cap of 100 GB per month. I really have
> no idea how much bandwidth I use a month, but my phone is through Vonage, I
> have teenagers that like to play online games and chat with their friends,
> and I like to upload my digital photos to my web server. Is 100 GB per month
> reasonable, or should I shy away from anyone with a limit?
> Thanks,
> Walter

I use Xmission (not on Utopia, but for this question it doesn't matter), and I don't
come anywhere CLOSE to my 100 GB cap. I play many online games, run a webserver from my
house, download bittorrents, etc.

If they use the same metering rules for Utopia, that 100GB cap is for weekdays from 6 AM
to Midnight. They do /NOT/ better from midnight to 6 AM, nor on the weekends, so the
100GB goes a lot further than you'd think.
Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist

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