|William H. Magill on Thu, 21 Nov 2002 00:39:55 -0500|
On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 08:45 AM, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
and DCANet are,
DCA resells Verizon DSL in most areas since COVAD went belly-up. (This is also true of virtually all other DSL in the area, there are a few pockets of COVAD and RCN service, but neither is expanding.) But this is not a big deal as Verizon DSL is a tariffed service of Verizon the RBOC, which is not the same company as Verizon the ISP. (Yeah, they are at the parent level, but not at the "grunt" level.)
You get a /29 address, but must register the MAC addresses with them. (You get 6 addresses, the modem does not need one, it's a modem, not an IP device.)
With DCA you are a "true peer" on the Internet.
You get a DSL MODEM (not a "cable router") and you can plug whatever you want into that modem -- normally one would plug in an Ethernet HUB or maybe a thing like a LinkSys Cable/DSL 4/8 port router... etc.
I've been using DCAnet with BellAtlantic (now Verizon) DSL since it first became available in Phila some ?5?6? Years ago. After their initial learning curve, problems have been no worse than I've had with any Backbone ISP (Worldcom, uunet, Sprint, etc.) over the years. It works more than it doesn't work. And while occasionally there are CO problems, they are not frequent enough nor long lasting enough to warrant my calling anybody. I've had one outage that lasted more than a couple of minutes in the past 2 years.
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