To all my list members who use @home cable
internet thru Cox, Comcast or AT&T.
You're probably aware of the possibility that @home
(excite @home) may shut down its service to these cable operators tomorrow
My provider, Cox cable, has no immediate backup
plan and is suggesting you plan for a temporary (months?) alternate
service. See http://www.cox.com/info/ . Comcast Cable has a very similar message.
AT&T cable, however, appears that they may be able to accomodate the problem
if it occurs.
If you're in the Central/Northern California area,
I would like to make simply a personal recommendation for a dial-up
provider, my long-time service www.snowcrest.net I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH SNOWCREST, I am only a
customer. Their rate is $15 a month for unlimited internet
time/email. For $5 a month you can get 100 MB of webspace
(my favorite part). I've been a Snowcrest customer since March of 1997,
and TWICE I moved into areas where they had no local dialup numbers (Grass
Valley & Ferndale); I phoned their office about it, and both times they
obtained local dial-up numbers within 2 or 3 DAYS.
When Cox Cable came along here in Humboldt County,
I decided I didn't want to pay for two services and was about to drop Snowcrest
(and my $5 hundred megabite webspace), but they told me I could continue to have
my email and webspace for just $6 a month, using the cable for my access rather
than running up their phone expenses. I've now signed back up for
Snowcrest dial-up, just in case.
I also added another 100 MB to my Snowcrest
account, and will be gradually moving ALL my webpages onto Snowcrest whether
@home shuts down or not. Will try keep same page names in URL, but with www.snowcrest.net/marnells
As I say, it's just a personal thing, and
hope this is not viewed as SPAM.