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[RFI] BPL alternatives

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Subject: [RFI] BPL alternatives
From: larbot at jorsm.com (Larry Botkin)
Date: Fri Aug 15 19:56:00 2003
It seems like a good idea but under the terms of service if you do a lot of 
downloading and surpass some fairly low limits they start slowing the 
connection down.. After a point, you can be at  56K speeds again...  Casual 
browsing, no problem.  Serious downloads, can be a problem and may not be 
worth the money.

Larry Botkin    (ARS N9PC, ex WA9NKN,  Licensed since 1964)

At 03:24 PM 8/15/03 -0700, N6KJ wrote:
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>The Direcway system has not been marketed very well and few know about it.
>Yes it would meet the needs of most web-surfers, but it does not
>have enough bandwidth to meet business/SOHO needs or the needs of people
>hoping to get things like video-on-demand.  Anyone running a server or
>business or looking for video-on-demand needs more bandwidth.
>No doubt about it...BPL is very attractive to those that couldn't care less
>about who they "stomp" in order to get their bandwidth needs met.
>On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 22:02:55 +0000, "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" wrote:
> >
> > I believe Hughes Direcway two-way satellite internet access is not much 
> more
> > than a DSL connection now, around $60-70/month.  see
> > http://www.direcway.com/
> >
> > I totally do not get why people in remote areas who want high speed 
> internet
> > access do not use this service.  My conclusion is that they don't know 
> about
> > it because it doesn't seem like Hughes has done much to promote it.
> >
> > Rob Atkinson
> > K5UJ
> >
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