Wednesday, January 11

Geek

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom

Just got word from my ISP (who shall remain nameless until I have something good to say about them) that my ADSL is currently being provisioned, and within a week I should - if things go right - have a 24 Mbit internet connection.

Whee!

(If you saw that glitch, then yes, I've been spending too much time on web forums lately.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 09:37 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 bastard Local cable ISP claims 5 Mbit, but never gets close. And I live too far from the switch to use ADSL, although they're only a 3 Mbit connection anyway. Canada is seriously lacking in high-speed service, which is surprising, considering the high penetration rate. Truth be told, all that speed wouldn't be much good anyway as monthly transfer is capped around 25 gigs. What sort of transfer volume are you allowed at that speed, Pixy? And what's your cost like per month? Paul

Posted by: Light & Dark at Thursday, January 12 2006 12:10 AM (M9GWX)

2 It's 80GB per month, and costs $90. The cost is tied to the cap rather than the speed - I could get 24M for $29.95, but with a 600MB cap. Which would last a little over three minutes. High speed ADSL only started rolling out in Australia last year, and the main phone company, Telstra, still doesn't have anything faster than 1.5M. So you can only get faster service in specific suburbs - something I checked carefully before I moved house. :)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 12 2006 12:49 AM (AIaDY)

3 Can I post ANYTHING without it being denied for questionable content? (testing)

Posted by: Sigivald at Thursday, January 12 2006 07:26 PM (4JnZM)

4 Evidently, the answer is Yes. Now, why couldn't my innocuous, on-topic post make it through?

Posted by: Sigivald at Thursday, January 12 2006 07:26 PM (4JnZM)

5 I've been on Road Runner for ten years and though the price has been a bit high, I have largely been pleased with the service. Now I'm moving somewhere else, and I don't have any idea what I'll do for broadband, let alone for something that I can put my server on. Yikes!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, January 12 2006 11:27 PM (CJBEv)

6 Sigivald, I think I need to go through the blacklist. Ugh.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 12 2006 11:50 PM (AIaDY)

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