[Pdx-pm] OT: Escaping Comcast?
mack at incise.org
Thu Nov 2 15:39:44 PST 2006
On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 02:25:09PM -0800, Randall Hansen wrote:
> my favorite broadband option is and has been Qwest DSL through
> Hevanet (http://hevanet.com). that is, qwest provides the line and
> hevanet acts as ISP. it is a little more expensive ($5/month IIRC),
> but it means that i deal with a local company, and never with qwest.
> hevanet have been very good to me over the years -- the best ISP i've
> had, including teleport, back in the day.
> it's true that this provides less bandwidth than cable, unless you
> get into the more expensive DSL options. in my experience it's more
> stable. cable companies are used to pushing content at consumers;
> telcos are used to facilitating two-way communication. i think this
> mindset difference carries over into the types and configuration of
> service offered. e.g. qwest gives you a better upload/download
> ratio, and doesn't attempt to filter or restrict communications (e.g.
> SMTP blocking, restrictions on running servers, etc.).
Hevanet looks good.. and the name seems vaguely familiar, so I may have
heard about them in the past. When Qwest says 256/256, is that the
minimum guaranteed speed, or the maximum?
Nick Welch | mack @ incise.org | http://incise.org
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