OT: Internet Provider

drew einhorn drew.einhorn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 22:03:22 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Brother Walt Gee <brotherwalt1 at live.com>wrote:

>  For those of used to the plethora of DSL ISP's in certain areas of the
> United States it may be hard to understand how there may only be one ISP in
> Las Cruces.  Well here in extreme S/E Tennessee we are also stuck with one
> only, AT&T.  Hopefully there will be some competition soon, but as of now
> thaqt is it and BOY OH BOY! are they raking us over the coals $39.95 a for
> month 3.0meg DSL!
>

In many areas of the US there are multiple retail DSL providers, but in most
if not all areas of the US, there is only one wholesale DSL provider, the
ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchage Carrier), or in older cellphone dialect the
"wireline" telephone company.  SkyWi, formerly One Connect, formerly Zianet,
buys wholesale DSL from Qwest and sells it to their retail customers.

If you know of a part of the US where there are multiple wholesale DSL
providers, please let me know.

Qwest does not play well with other providers.

See:NM Attorney General's Report: Small Internet Service Providers Being
Bullied. <http://www.nmag.gov/Articles/newsArticle.aspx?ArticleID=422> Use
Qwest as a service provider only if you have no other viable option.


> What a shock coming from Philly to here.  My old 6.0 only cist 19.95 in
> Philly!
> Hope this helps.
> brother walt
>
> > Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:53:55 -0700
> > From: klarsen1 at gmail.com
> > To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: Re: OT: Internet Provider
> >
> > CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
> > > Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > >
> > >> My Friend Scott, You may be correct that this list is an international
> Ubuntu user list and I know people form around the world post to it.
> However, when I first signed up for Ubuntu Users, I clicked the American
> English list and this list url is what I got. so, for my purpose, this is
> the American Ubuntu list. If you know something more than I do then please
> post the url, err email address for the American Ubuntu user list as I like
> to investigate it.
> > >> Thanks for your input. BTW, in my area of southeast Texas, the closest
> LUG in in Houston, Texas and they are either inactive or dead as they do not
> answer several emails I have sent to them. Hmmm, or maybe they just didn't
> like my questions posed.-:))
> > >>
> > >
> > > First, it wasn't Scott but I who pointed out that this is an
> > > international list, not solely an American one. Second, even if it were
> > > an "American" list, the U.S. is a big place. What would someone from
> > > Maine know about New Mexico ISPs? I can't believe this isn't obvious.
> > > Finally, that a city the size of Houston doesn't have a viable LUG
> > > (according to you) is a sad state of affairs. Perhaps you ought to
> start
> > > one in your area. Universities and colleges are usually good places to
> > > recruit LUG members.
> > >
> > > Getting back to finding a local ISP, even a cursory Google search for
> > > <find isp new mexico> yields many results.
> > > <http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all>, which is not limited to just
> DSL
> > > providers, is also a good resource.
> > >
> > All I learned I already knew...Qwest is the ONLY DSL service in Las
> > Cruces,NM
> >
> >
> > Karl
> >
> >
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