[nSLUG] Re Aliant vs Eastlink. and static IPs

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 09:33:19 ADT 2007

On 10/16/07, Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca> wrote:

> [... all too common tales of Aliant woes ]

These sorts of problems are not unique to Aliant.   With deregulation
and privatization the crappy companies are supposed to either improve
or fail, but the process can be painful for customers.   Some proponents
of p+d claimed that the market would allow goverments to reduce their
regulatory efforts, and that general consumer protections were all that
would be needed once competition was allowed.

You get what you pay for -- people who rely on internet access often
use multiple ISP's.  In the current environment you get cheap, low-end
service run by people with minimal training, so expect problems.

High speed is nice, but it makes sense to have a low-bandwidth backup
plan, e.g, a dialup acct with a 2nd provider.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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