[svlug] DSL provider (raw bandwidth <-> pacbell?)
brendanw at tsoft.com
Sat Mar 24 17:17:01 PST 2001
Raw Bandwidth (I still think of it as Tsoft) is a great company. I use it
for shell and more recently my dsl access. I had lost dsl access when
Flashcom went under, though I can't say I'm sorry to see them go. I
figured I'd go with Tsoft because I had my shell account there and I
really liked the service. I'm almost out of dsl range from the local CO,
and had no end of troubles getting things working again on the new setup.
The sysadmin over at Raw Bandwidth really went out of his way to make sure
I got up and running. I'm really impressed by the company, and definitely
must recommend looking into it.
As for Pacbell, don't even think about it. The service sucks, the features
suck, and with PPP over ethernet they've managed to turn an "always-on"
connection into something that cuts you off the net after fifteen minutes.
I have to believe that Pacbell actually puts a concerted effort into
screwing over their customers.
On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Erik Steffl wrote:
> I've heard good things about raw bandwidth on this mailing list in the
> past (and today, in northpoint related message by Rick). If anybody has
> any experience I would appreciate comparison to pacbell - the price
> difference is $25/month (raw is more expensive) since pacbell doesn't
> charge anything for isp services (one year contract).
> Is it worth it to go with raw bandwidth? why? (I checked the
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