Doug Crompton on 17 Sep 2004 14:36:01 -0000

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[PLUG] Verizon DSL

Hi Pluger's,

 Been awhile since I checked in, although I do read the mail from time to
time. I was the one that went after Verizon via the PUC a few years ago
regarding DSL and the lack of competition. It generated a lot of paper and
phone calls but I doubt it did much else. We are still in the same boat.

I believe that Verizon (only) DSL is now available at my location. I have
been using a 24/7 dialup here for years. If I want it, it looks like I
will have to spring for the business flavor with static IP. That is
$79/month. A real rip-off considering the $29/month for residential dyn.

I saw talk of PPOE etc. on the list. I am assuming that my Linux server
attached to a DSL modem via ethernet does not know nor care what is out
there on the other end of the ethernet (the modem - ppoe or whatever) and
just default routes to it. I would use linux (as I currently do) to serve
a local 192.168.x.x network.

Looking for others comments who have gone the static IP verizon route.

It looks like Verizon is really rolling out the the advertising on DSL.
Hardly a day goes by that I don't get something in the mail. Are they
really backing this up with more hardware especially at their RT's and
serving more of the community? This was not the case a year or two ago.


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