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At 12:38 27/03/2002 +0000, Kae Verens wrote:
>Thomas Bridge wrote:
>>I'm getting more and convinced that the solution to the broadband problem
>>is to get a time machine, go back to 1919, and shoot all the leaders of
>>the War of Independence, thereby ensuring we had BT as the incumbant
>>telco in the 1990s and actually getting broadband in our lifetimes.
>>If I voiced that opinion here (I live right on the ulster/leinster border)
>I would get some very hostile replies...
I did of course have my tongue firmly in cheek - though I notice that a
number of Dublin commentators have raised the question over the last few
years of "were we really better off with independence"? (For the record, I
am a nationalist in terms of Irish politics).
>According to some local talks (I have no official references), the
>government apparently plans on making "broadband" (whatever definition is
>current) widely available within five years. Apparently, also, a lot of
>towns, major and minor, already have the cables laid.
>>Not that I'm really knowledgeable about this (obvious), but wouldn't a
>sudden surge in broadband availablity ruin a few Internet hosting
>companies? ie: if people hosted from home, why pay for other people to do it?
Not really - proper, reliable hosting requires a number of things. ADSL
may have excellent download speeds, but the upload is only a fraction of
that (and that's the speed that would count when running a server hosted at
Also proper Internet hosting has other features - including proper power
management, temperature monitoring, raised floors, that you simple can't
get in a reliable form at home. Also, most Internet hosting companies are
moving towards a wider range of services - including selling their staff's
expertise, managed servers, etc and moving away from the simple model
selling shelf space in a cabinet.
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