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Speakeasy vs. Sonic DSL

So I recently made a change from Speakeasy over to Sonic.net. It was a little sad for me, since Speakeasy overall had been very good to me for the last four years. Their network performed well, and their customer service was friendly, helpful, and generally very clueful.

The problem was that over the last 4 years, technology has made its inexorable march forward. Sonic is now offering ADSL2+ (plus!) where Speakeasy, the last time I checked, had no plans to offer it. The difference between my Speakeasy ADSL and Sonic's ADSL2+ was all about speed:

Speakeasy: 3mbps down, 768k up, three static IP addresses: $95.30/mo


Sonic: 10mbps down, 1mbps up, 8 static IP addresses: $90/mo


The observant may note that I am not getting the full 10mbps from Sonic. That's because I am about 9500 feet from my CO. I am surprised that I'm managing to get 6.7mbps, to be honest. They do have a 6/1 service tier for $70/mo, but I am far too greedy to leave 700kbps on the table. (edit: now that I think about it, a 30 percent premium for a 10 percent speed increase is sort of a bummer. Will have to think about that.)

Sucks to say goodbye to Speakeasy, but I did try to call and ask if they could offer a more competitive price before ordering Sonic- they had me on hold for 30 minutes before I gave up.

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(Anonymous)
May. 29th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Sonic DSL
Cool, i'll have to check that out
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