|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Moving ISP Services
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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:58:03 -0400
From: Ron Guerin
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Moving ISP Services
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Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 08:56:43AM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
>>> No, Covad is the supplier of the service that Speakeasy runs over, which
>>> is one of the main factors in the cost. You're not going to save much
>>> money going to Speakeasy from Covad since that's essentially like going
>>> from Covad to Covad. Didn't you used to be on Speakeasy back in the
>>> CrackMonkey days?
> Yes but Speakeasy was substantially less expensve than covad was.
I had Speakeasy at home for over 5 years. I'm not trying to talk you
out of them, but seriously, if this is about money, they're really not
> I just can't do it all. I've rech a pont in my life where I an no longer
> be the superman everyone has come to expect of me all the time.
I recently told various people in NYLUG that my days as the sugar daddy
were over, and by that I meant I wasn't buying a new $15 power strip to
replace one that got stolen from the library. I'm borrowing money
monthly to keep the lights on. The economy has devastated my customer
base. I feel your pain.
> Additionally, Covad has been sold and they aren't even the same company
> anymore and just the way the company communicates is not same any more.
> They've started to charge a 4 dollar fee for late payments, not in
> itself a big deal, but it does piss me off.
The same unfortunately is true of Speakeasy. Sold (to Best Buy of all
people) and they're not the same company they used to be. I'm trying to
stick to the money issue here since that's what you asked about, and
that's what you're emphasizing here now. If it's about price, we're
talking your cable company or Verizon. Take your pick between them.
No need to explain to me how Verizon is evil, I know all about it, but
those are your choices.