It appears to be time to part ways with my current ISP (Rogers Cable), who for the last year or so has been providing us with $100/month heavy-duty cable-internet that could consistently hit speeds of 19Megabits/sec (err 1900KB/sec or just under two megabytes a sec, basically 4x the speed of traditional cable/dsl). We’re fedup with a few parts of the service (unexplained dropouts) and the fact that they’ve left a temp-cable running through our garden all summer, but I digress:
I don’t like the primary competitor, the national telco and their dsl offering, more to the point, apparently the phone hardware/lines in this nieghborhood are old and can’t support DSL2 (basically we can’t get fast dsl but we could get 500K/sec).
So I was wondering what outside-the-box solutions might be out there for ‘small-business’ internet solutions. My preference would be to pay $250/month or less, but we’re open minded (but don’t bother recommending OC48s please!) if the product was right. What technology might be available in a quasi-suburban (12 min drive from downtown, but far enough that fat fibre pipes typically aint up here) neighborhood? Oh and obviously I need something atleast as fast if not faster than my current 2000KB/sec rates.