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Re: Choice of ISP

 On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 00:10 -0400, Ruben Safir wrote: 
> > 
> > Wasn't any flame-fest that I saw. You gave a 5-word reply that was a bit 
> > lacking on explanation, 
> My appologies.  This is a fairly suficated group and I'd assued that this 
> commonly known history was universal here. 

Thanks much for the history lesson, I lived on the west coast until 
about 2 years ago, blissfully ignorant of anything Verizon may or may 
not have done in the past. Until very recently, the only Verizon 
presence in Seattle was as a cell phone provider (FiOS is in the Seattle 
area now too). 

> PS - If I was running a server that far out, I'd probably opt for some 
> dedicated line like a T1. 

See, now, I have a friend with a T1 line in rural Washington, who would 
*love* to get FiOS if it were available there -- I pay about 1/5 what he 
does for more than 13x the incoming bandwidth and more than 3x the 
outgoing bandwidth. If someone like speakeasy were an option, I'd 
consider them, but I think I'll stick with FiOS for now, despite their 
questionable actions... :) 

Jarod Wilson 
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