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Re: Choice of ISP

 On Sat, 17 May 2008 17:55:22 -0400 
Mark Richards <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> I think you can opt for non-removal of the infrastructure and they can 
> complain but have to leave it in place.  However you cannot opt to have 
> both services at the same time. 
> This is my recollection having spoken to the installer at the time we 
> switched. 
> I opted to get rid of the copper.  Other reasons besides losing a 
> fallback, tho. 

There are some options. For phone, depending on connectivity, 
cellphone. Not an option for me since I may get 1 bar inside my home. 
Another option is Satellite. I have not looked at satellite or wireless 
Internet in a few years. One of my friends who lived in Holland, Ma had 
satellite, and it was better than dialup for him, but he moved down the 
street to Union, Ct and got Cox cable. Holland still does not have 
cable, and FIOS for both Holland and Union is probably 100 years 
away :-).  Another friend who lives in a motor home also has satellite, 
but he does not have a land line option. There was a Linux-friendly 
sattelite provider, but they were driven into chapter 11 by Dish 

Another problem with providers is that it is still a locally controlled 
option. The cable provider needs to have a contract with the community. 

Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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