[lug] Recommend re: ViaWest (ISP) and NorthPoint iDSL

Chris M chrism at peakpeak.com
Mon May 8 17:19:23 MDT 2000

I can probably get you 144K DSL if your location qualifies. I'd need to know
the address and ZIP and a phone number at the location.

Peak to Peak Internet

> From: Michael Deck <deckm at cleansoft.com>
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 16:45:00 -0600
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: [lug] Recommend re: ViaWest (ISP) and NorthPoint iDSL
> I've received a quote from an ISP called ViaWest. They want to sell me
> something called SDSL. According to their materials, it will reach my house
> at 25,000 ft from CO with 144k up and down. With a dedicated IP address and
> unlimited use they want $119/mo (includes telco and ISP services). They're
> bundling a Netopia R3100 IDSL Router for $355. The SDSL provider is
> NorthPoint.
> Does anyone know anything, good or bad, about ViaWest, SDSL, NorthPoint, or
> the R3100? My setup is pretty small hetero network (mostly Win32 clients
> with a Linux file server and a Linux web server/router/firewall). I
> currently host a couple of local UG's web sites as well as my own. I'm
> already masquerading (behind 2 IP addresses but I don't see why I need both).
> I am not an expert in network admin, so if this thing is going to cost me a
> lot of time in setup and maintenance, it's not worth the headache. OTOH I
> am paying $240/mo for  64K ISDN ($80 to US Worst and $160 for ISP) and this
> looks like a big savings. Is it really going to be better? I don't know the
> SDSL technology.
> Feel free to email me privately or via the list.
> Best,
> Mike
> Michael Deck
> Cleanroom Software Engineering, Inc.
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