[TriLUG] New to the area now, and DSL issues
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:47:23 EDT 2008
" This is
how DSL should have been done all along."
I agree 10000%!
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Ryan Leathers <rleathers at americanri.com>wrote:
> As it happens, I just ordered ATT DSL service yesterday as a backup to
> TWC service already in my home. (Yes, I'll be doing some policy based
> routing and load balancing)
> I was surprised to learn that ATT offers DSL with no commitment. I can
> pay by the month, upgrade or downgrade speed whenever I want, even
> cancel and later renew. There are no penalties, no install fees,
> nothing. Too good to be true? They also let me provide my own modem,
> which is great because I have like 15 of them, which saved me the cost
> and bother of collecting yet another. I was also impressed that they let
> me order DSL service without requiring me to have phone service in my
> home. They agreed to ship the "self install kit" (passive filters) to my
> work address rather than my home address. Finally, the sales rep I got
> agreed that I should be allowed to install my own filter in the NID
> without voiding any service obligations and even seemed to know what I
> was talking about.
> Suffice it to say, I was impressed, at least with the process. This is
> how DSL should have been done all along. I only hope the service
> performance is half as good.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> > As someone who has supported several small businesses over the years in
> > areas around NC I can say the following:
> > - Time Warner Cable is usually the best in terms of up-time and real
> > throughput. Other compaines, such as Earthlink, use TWC's transport
> > they are reported to be equally as solid (I've never used them).
> > - DSL in the RDU area works and works well but it's not as nearly as
> > solid as TWC
> > - If you are in a Charter cable area run, and run fast. Do not sign
> > for Charter cable unless you have no other options. You'll be less
> > frustrated with dial-up. I'm ont joking.
> > - Embarq DSL (on the coast) is worse than abysmal; avoid at all costs.
> > don't know how well Embarq DSL works inland.
> > - Clearwire - seems to work pretty well for Windows based machines but
> > gets unworkable by design it seems if you want to run your own network
> > attached to the Internet via Clearwire
> > The only thing that irritates me about TWC is there are "special" rates
> > provided to Duke or Cisco employees that gets you 15/2 business class
> > service that isn't offered to "the rest of us". Boo to that.
> > On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Carl Crider <c.crider at gmail.com>
> >> I've had friends in the Chapel Hill area that complained about their
> >> for a couple of years.
> >> Where are you exactly? I've been in this area for some time, actually in
> >> Hillsborough now,
> >> and I thought that TW Cable covered the area.
> >> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com>
> >>> Hello all,
> >>> after a few months, I am now up in the area (carborro/chapel hill).
> >> my
> >>> first day up here, I find out that bellsouth, now at&t has blown my
> >>> transfer
> >>> of service. I am sitting here with an IP and able to connect to the
> >>> network, just not browse the Inet.
> >>> Trying to avoid the ranting that I am sure everyone doesn't want to
> >>> anyways, how good is at&t dsl in my area, (not that I have a choice as
> >>> there
> >>> is no cable laid to my house to go cable)
> >>> jsn
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