gabriel rosenkoetter on Mon, 29 Jan 2001 21:57:35 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] Magpage

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 07:56:15PM -0500, Matthew and Lisa Rice wrote:
> I'm moving to a new house, and want to set up a DSL line.  I'm weighing
> the choices, and wonder if anyone has dealt with/heard anything about
> Magpage?

I have not, and they may well be fine, but I thought I'd toss in my
two-cented contentedness with my (fairly low-end) Speakeasy(.net)
connection. (They're a touch pricier than some, but will readily
dole out extra IPs and undertand that there exist people who *don't*
use Windows.)

> Based on the oft-rehashed discussions on the list, I already know well
> enough to avoid Verizon...

Unfortunately, you *will* have to deal with them.

No matter who your DSL provider and ISP (two distinct entities,
though they could be the same company if you like... say, COVAD, but
you don't want COVAD as an ISP from what I've read) are, the lines
belong to Verizon, and you will wait for them to install a copper
loop for the DSL. And wait. And wait. (And if your experience is
like mine, you'll wait a few more times than that.)

       ~ g r @

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