13 Aug 2003 Zaitcev   » (Master)

The DSL monopoly (in the U.S.)

For the benefit of deekayen, the following ways around the DSL monopoly exist:

  • Cable modem. You have to put up with filtering. $45/mo.
  • DirecWay. You must use a Windows based router/NAT. Satelline latencies. $75/mo if you're lucky.
  • Fixed wireless. In my locale, the fixed wireless provider WAC.com is retreating. I reckon they did not gather a critical mass and cannot continue operating at $40/mo. But I'm told it is booming in places like Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Community and government networks, often wireless. You have to be creative to tap into them.

Writing to senators and such is in vain. Find your local wireless provider and sign up instead, even if it costs more than DSL.

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