AOL and BSD

Josef Karthauser joe at tao.org.uk
Thu Oct 11 16:21:37 BST 2001


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On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 04:12:42PM +0100, Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> Yes ... Telewest do cover areas in Northern Britain, but being a cable co=
mpany
> these areas are never going to include the beautiful Lake District.
>=20
> As for Easynet ... well, let's just say that an installation cost of =A32=
95.00
> and a monthly fee of =A379.00
> (http://www.uk.easynet.net/products/prodfaq.asp?prod=3D1&ID=3D33#8) seems=
 a bit
> much to me when you can buy from BT at =A339 per month with *currently* a=
 =A375
> connection fee (this is waived if you are an existing BT Anytime ... or s=
hould
> we say a BT Not More Than 16 hrs a Day Time ... customer) for the same sp=
ec.
>=20
> That strikes me as a huge profit you're forking over to EasyNet ... ?

It's a different kind of service.  Compare the amount of static ip
addresses and the delivery mechanism.  The easynet one comes with an
IP/ethernet router.

Joe

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