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Geek Impulse Shopping
So I'm chatting in IM with usagijer about high speed net access options, since the T1 for his new home is in limbo. I thought Speakeasy.net might be an option, since they have kick-ass service and are really a bunch of geeks anyway. They have a great reputation for reliable DSL with good service and support. So I'm surfing their site, looking at what they offer by the way of ADSL, SDSL, and T1...

And I noticed they have a 1.5Mbps/768Kbps ADSL line for $99.95/month which includes two static IPs and some nice bells and whistles, and they practically encourage you to run your own servers - as opposed to most ISPs that forbid it.

So I called them, just out of curiosity, just to ask what kind of hassle I'd have to go through to change over my current Verizon ADSL to their service. Since it is the same pair of copper I figured I'd have to have one service deactivated, then be without service, then get the other activated. And it'd be a real pain.

No, Speakeasy is able to just change over an existing ADSL circuit from Verizon to them. They ship me a new TA, then I'll get a notice that my service will go down on some date. At that point I swap the TA, and I'm up on Speakeasy. I should be down for 2 hours, with a max of one day on the outside. Very easy.

Yeah, you've probably figured out by now that I ordered the service on the spot. One less excuse for not putting my own server back online to mess with forum coding and the like...

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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 11th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oops, sorry, I didn't.
spiderourhero From: spiderourhero Date: July 11th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
"Geek Impulse Shopping".

That has to be the sexiest expression on the planet.

I love it.
bouncingleaf From: bouncingleaf Date: July 11th, 2003 06:10 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
That's what we signed up for with them, except that we don't get 1.5 down (probably for physical limitation reasons), and we don't pay that much per month (for reasons I have never dared ask. our bill just went down to $70-something a month and I never questioned it).

We've been very happy with them.
dirteecrayon From: dirteecrayon Date: July 11th, 2003 06:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

wow

T1 for home use?!?!

:drools:

;)
starcreator From: starcreator Date: July 11th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
It's too bad that I live in such a rural area (as in, it is not possible to drive to my house without passing a cornfield) that DSL service simply isn't possible here. Cable modem will have to do... though I do appreciate the absence of PPPoE and others that I've heard some DSL providers around here require to be installed...
mindways From: mindways Date: July 12th, 2003 01:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
*nod* Speakeasy rocks. We're on their $10 or $15 cheaper/month, half-speed version of what you ordered - but if we ever want to upgrade, we've been told that it shouldn't be difficult at all.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: July 14th, 2003 06:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Forums!

Does that mean that that forum idea we had on the ACML might actually happen now? Woot!
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