Subject: [IP] more on SBC to raise DSL pricing 25-43% (unless you bundle)
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From: Bob Frankston <Bob19firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 31, 2005 11:35:36 AM EST
To: 'Richard Wiggins' <email@example.com>, 'David Farber' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "David P. Reed" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [IP] more on SBC to raise DSL pricing 25-43% (unless you bundle)
I basically get such an IPtone on my cable connections. I just plug in and
that's that. Used to matter what IP address I used. My router (Dual WAN
Xincom) normalizes DSL to give me an IPTone.
To a large extent the requirement to run special software is borne of a
combination of cluelessness on the part of the carriers and an attempt to
slip some marketware into your computer.
Ultimately the idea they are offering services leads them to misinterpret
end-to-end as womb-to-tomb and view customers who want to take
responsibility for their own computing as cheating.
-----Original Message----- From: Richard Wiggins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 11:12 To: David Farber Cc: Bob2email@example.com Subject: Re: [IP] more on SBC to raise DSL pricing 25-43% (unless you bundle)
To my knowledge, NO mainstream residential broadband provider gives you the straight "IP dialtone" that many consider ideal.
The SBC/Yahoo DSL installation process is unnecessarily long and laborious and it mucks with your browser to rebrand it in their name -- much more invasive than adding a toolbar.
In general it's been my impression that DSL providers are more prone to do invasive things to your computer, but last week I had to do an emergency installation of Comcast cable modem service (after the lawn sprinkler installers cut our phone lines) and they required you to run proprietary stuff to enable the service. I had to do Windows registry edits to remove their logo from IE.
Asking right now if SBC understands things better than AT&T is deliciously ironic, given the merger and name change in progress. :-)
On 10/31/05, David Farber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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