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First the purpose; This is solely for my own use, 5 computers.

Secondly the reason; I am sick of paying $100 a month on a service that doesn't even provide what it is supposed to. And even when you switch the next company is just as, or more, crooked then the last.

And third, the questions;
1. Is it possible?
2. What equipment would I need to make this work?
3. What knowledge will I need to create this?(If you could point me to some texts to read that would be greatly appreciated.)
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you would have to have a line ran to your home from the phone company and if your complaining about 100 dont even think about the price you would pay for a t3

thats a hint on the prices you would pay for one plus you gota pay to have the line ran to your home.
http://www.t1shopper.com/
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

you would have to have a line ran to your home from the phone company and if your complaining about 100 dont even think about the price you would pay for a t3

thats a hint on the prices you would pay for one plus you gota pay to have the line ran to your home.
http://www.t1shopper.com/

So basically no. It would not be possible or practical while staying at the private or consumer end level. Thanks for your informative reply.
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post #4 of 31
In short no...

Telecoms is an economies of scale type of operation.

$100 a month will not evenget you tickled.
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Originally Posted by tupamaro16 View Post

In short no...

Telecoms is an economies of scale type of operation.

$100 a month will not even get you tickled.

Then all I can do is pray for an honest businessman lachen.gif
Thanks for the response, never really understood the IT side of things.
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post #6 of 31
That's an even more unrealistic goal than distilling your own gasoline.
    
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I originally thought about doing something like this years ago, but unfortunately the costs are much too high and you have to run lines. An IT friend clued me in on how the Internet works. Basically there are 3 major companies (can't remember the names) that supply all Internet connections to the ISPs. Essentially you'd have to get permission to connect with them which isn't easy to do.

Back in the dial-up era, it was easier to get your own service, you just had to pay for a lot of phone lines to your house if you wanted to say, sell off parts of the main connection. Unfortunately it just isn't that way today...

*edit* I should mention I'm American and I'm speaking in American terms with my definition and in no way did I reference anything in the European market where I currently live. Just wanted to make that clear wink.gif
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I'm surprised nobody has said it, but even if you get a leased line (multiple T1s, T3, OC3, whatever), your ISP is still the company you get the line from. Your restrictions and what not are gone unless you go the more reasonable way and get a fractional service. Then you still have data and speed caps, but the data cap is generally much higher than a personal service.
 
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post #9 of 31
You have to drop a few hundred thousand to millions to even become a Tier 3 provider. You need to sign contacts and set up servers to directly connect to higher tiers or exchanges.
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post #10 of 31
you can always get VIA SAT (a satellite connection).
I is very popular in areas where cable is hard to reach, like in Iraq. the civi used to get their connection through SAT back there.
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