[lug] Wireless/Broadband services, and the death of JATO

Jeremy J Hinegardner jeremyhi at us.ibm.com
Mon Jan 8 21:16:49 MST 2001

Hi all,

I'm not sure where everyone else is getting shut off by JATO but
my SDSL service is still up and running.  Also, for those wondering
about service in Boulder, I live off Arapahoe and Foothills and
have had service since October.



Jeremy Hinegardner             jeremyhi at us.ibm.com

>For those of you who ain't heard yet, JATO is dead.  Long live JATO.
>Short version:  They turned off all their circuits in Colorado and Utah 
>0000 this morning, with little or no notice to ISPs and customers.
>I was one of the affected customers.
>Now that I'm without DSL for the time being, I'm looking into
>options.  (US) Qwest cannot offer me anything more than 144kbit
>IDSL.  Same with Rhythms.  Covad has no DSLAM in my CO.  (NGLNCOMA,
>Northglenn Main)  I went with Jato because they were the only ones to
>provide service at anything above IDSL rates.  @Home, with some of the
>things I do, is NOT an option.
>Northpoint will offer up to 418kbit, which sounds right, based on my
>experience with Jato.  However, I'd like alternatives as well.  Is there 
>wireless carrier available in North Denver (ala CWX in
>Ft. Collins/Loveland)?  What are the general rates?  Any other DSL
>providers to try?
>Does anyone know of someone locally backhauling from Northpoint?  My
>current carrier, INCC (formerly RMI) used to, but no longer does.  The
>only two carriers that Northpoint is reccomending at this point is
>Internet Connections, or Megapath.  Any stories 'bout 'em?  Or should I
>just pull a Cartman and resign myself to dialup again?
>FYI, I'm off 107th and Pecos, near the Northglenn/Westminster line.
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