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Cable Company Greed

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Tommy P., Apr 11, 2002.

  1. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Looks like Time Warner is calculating a new model to suck more cash out of users of cable modems. Other monopolies ( like Cablevision, what I use), will probably follow suit. I don't know how it would affect musicians.

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  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Doh!!! Time to start thinking about DSL
    Opus
     
  3. Nick Driver

    Nick Driver Guest

    I'm on DSL and I absolutely love it.

    1.5Mbps down and 768kbps up, with static IP address so I can run my own domain server.
    If you're looking at DSL, check with your small local ISPs first, since the big giants (telcos usually) have nefarious terms-of-service agreements that prohibit you from ever running a server unless you pay them big $$$ for a commercial account.
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Now, I've always wanted to go DSL but that made my roomate say the hell with them, and said to research it...so now the fun part begins! I found Speakeasy.net which from what I've read all good things except that they are a litle pricey..indeed they are but not by that much really. It's like 10-20 bucks more than most "local" providers depending on what package you get as well.
    http://www.dslreports.com
    gives you all the nitty gritty of each company.
    I think I'll convince my roomate to go with them tonight and see what he says!
    Peace and the hell with Cable Internet!!!!!! :p
    Opus
     
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    I am using a cable modem (Insight Broadband), and it rocks! I have had no problems, and so far no bandwidth related charges. I just cannot access email remotely (from a hotel when I travel for example).

    Cable really flies!
     
  6. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    DH .. that's easy to fix ... don't use their email. Set-up your email on Yahoo or Lycos. Problem solved!
     

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