[TriLUG] Time To Ditch RoadRunner?
abockover.trilug at aaronbock.net
Sun Sep 21 21:01:47 EDT 2003
I personally don't see anything wrong with providing WiFi access to a
personal broadband connection. I have considered doing the same for my
cul-de-sac, charging under $10 a month for the access, essentially
splitting the bill and the bandwidth in five directions. I'm using
Smoothwall and a switch to route DSL access throughout the house, and
I'd install a third network card (orange network, in Smoothwall terms)
on which I would place a dedicated WAP to route the DSL to my neighbors
wirelessly (two separate networks, one for my house, and one for my
neighbors). The only problem with this is that I'd get to bandwidth
To really split the bandwidth between more than a cul-de-sac wouldn't
work all that well, I would think. For a personal connection, something
like DSL or Cable is decent, but for much more than a cul-de-sac's worth
of people, I would think a bigger pipe would be needed, along with
better wireless resources.
The only thing I can see objectionable to splitting the bill and the
bandwidth is that there is no real way for RR to monitor it, which I
would consider a bad thing anyway, unless they provide the hardware,
which would be an even worse thing!
Now, if your intentions are to resell the bandwidth for profit, I am on
the side of RR. I just don't think that home-level broadband is abundant
enough to warrant reselling for profit.
On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 11:13, John Turner wrote:
> Not reading the whole story, but if someone signed up for 1 RR account
> and then resold the service to lots of people I would think that would
> be a "no, no". Even if it was a biz class account.
> What if I got a "all you can eat meal" and then had everyone in TRILUG
> join me, but charged them eat a fee? I am guessing the store wouldn't
> care much for that now.
> In this case I think TWC just wants to get a fare fee for their service.
> On Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 10:32 AM, Mark Turner wrote:
> > Is it time to ditch RoadRunner for a more wireless-friendly ISP? Does
> > anyone know Earthlink's position on wireless use?
> > If I can't find a cable broadband provider which is wireless-friendly,
> > I
> > might go with Celito, who (along with Speakeasy) are among the few
> > local
> > ISP choices that "get it."
> > TWC is really p***ing me off with their apparent need to control the
> > Internet.
> > Mark
> > --
> > Time Warner Cable filed a lawsuit charging a New York apartment complex
> > and its wireless Internet provider with illegally reselling its
> > high-speed Road Runner service over a wireless network.
> > The suit, filed Monday in the Southern district of New York, claims
> > that
> > Internet service provider iNYC Wireless and London Terrace Towers, a
> > residential apartment complex, have been illegally pirating and
> > marketing Road Runner through a Wi-Fi network.
> > --
> > http://news.com.com/2100-7351_3-5077922.html
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