[lug] Qwest Basic service w/ single static IP

F.L. Whiteley techzone at greeleynet.com
Sun Sep 18 09:10:00 MDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us
> [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]On Behalf Of David L. Anselmi
> Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 6:34 AM
> To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [lug] Qwest Basic service w/ single static IP
> Daniel Webb wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 05:19:00PM -0600, David L. Anselmi wrote:
> [...]
> >>Qwest basic is $15/mo for 1.5/960 (currently) with a static IP.  I
> >>haven't looked closely but I didn't see any restrictions on servers or
> >>wireless.  I suppose they don't want me reselling anything, and
> they may
> >>get upset if my servers ever run too much traffic.  But $40/mo isn't
> >>chump change.
> >
> > I think you're comparing apples and oranges.  I'm assuming that
> Qwest price
> > you quote is both with Qwest home phone and excluding the DSL
> line.  How much
> > would the total (line+ISP) be if you didn't have home phone with them?
> No, the price doesn't have anything to do with phone service.  DSL + ISP
> for Qwest is $28 + $15 = $43/mo.  They do have deals that require phone
> service (e.g., $25/mo with MSN as your ISP, no static IP) and the first
> 12 months is less than that.  So $55 isn't that much worse than $43.
> But you do have a slower upload speed, which might matter if you're
> running a server.
> > If they do start enforcing their terms of service and you have to
> > switch providers, how much will you be out for early cancellation
> > fees?
> Getting Qwest to switch ISPs for me is around $30.  If Speakeasy can do
> all the setup themselves then I'd guess I could cancel Qwest and sign up
> with Speakeasy for nothing.  Or ask Speakeasy to foot the bill--it's
> probably worth it to them.
> I don't see anything in the AUP that limits what I do with my
> connection, beyond the "don't do anything illegal, don't spam, don't
> violate the DMCA."
> Dave
I'll check again, but last I checked standalone 1.5Mbps DSL without POTS was
$33 + ISP$ + local sales tax + FUSF(varies quarterly).  $28 is with Qwest
POTS and your POTS charges include the sales and FUSF charges.  Standalone
DSL generally works out to $53-$58/month depending on ISP charges.  This
stuff often changes quarterly.

Frank Whiteley

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