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Re: which provider you suggest

 Tom Metro wrote: 
> Seth Gordon wrote: 
>> ...I noticed that for less than I was paying Speakeasy to give me DSL 
>> with static IP connecting to the Real Internet, I could get Verizon 
>> DSL connecting to the Luser Internet *plus* a virtual server at 
>> OpenHosting connecting to the Real Internet. 
>> ... 
>> "Luser Internet" = if you're trying to host a server don't be 
>> surprised to see your ports blocked... 
> This used to be a reasonable trade off, and it still makes sense if 
> your server needs are all about web hosting. But as time goes on the 
> needs of the home user and small office are increasingly becoming 
> server-like, with services like BitTorrent and VoIP. There just isn't 
> a good substitute for having unfettered bidirectional net access to 
> the physical location where you are. 
>  -Tom 

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