Just as a preemptive warning: I just discovered that my ISP, who provides the T1 that serves this site and a bunch of others, is in Chapter 11. I am investigating the details of the situation, including what would be involved in moving the T1 elsewhere; I’ll keep y’all informed.

(I just did a little bit of searching, and it turns out that this has been going on for a few months now. I need to stay better-informed of what’s going on with my ISP!)


So what can we do to help?

• Posted by: neale on Apr 3, 2002, 5:35 PM

I dunno, right now; I have some reassurances from my account rep that everything’s OK for now, but of course she’d say that.

I have a very sweet deal with this ISP, so moving would involve some increase in cost; there’d also be the cost of moving the distant end of the local loop to the new provider.

Right now, I’m thinking that I may want to add some additional backup mail and DNS servers for my domains, off of this ISP’s network… so that’s somewhere to start.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Apr 3, 2002, 6:36 PM

As a fellow New Yorker I can recommend the ISP I have had for years, Panix. Their prices are not the cheapest (although they are currently having a special offer on T1s, saw it in my MOTD. I don’t know market rates for a T1 so I can’t tell you how good/bad it is) They are an honest, friendly and more importantly a technically savvy bunch. Heck they even admit to outages that I didn’t even know happened.

I don’t get a kick back(I assume) I’m just a happy customer

• Posted by: Paul on Apr 4, 2002, 12:06 AM

Paul’s right. Panix is a first class company. I’ve been a customer for years.

Good luck.

• Posted by: James Spahr on Apr 4, 2002, 12:15 AM

The tough thing is that I’m currently beating the T1 prices that Panix offers by a lot more than you would guess; in addition, the page quotes rates for a geographic area that excludes where I live.

Maybe it’s worth a call to ‘em, if need be.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Apr 4, 2002, 12:21 AM
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