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Lindsay Druett lindsayd@w...
Mon Aug 26 13:36:36 NZST 2002

They use 2 MB wireless ethernet.  As a rule, it is a 128 KBps connection to anywhere outside Satlan, however, you can go faster when doing anything within Satlan eg. If a Satlan customer had an FTP server that you downloaded files from, then the transfer rate would be a lot faster than 128 Kbps.

The amount of data transferred is at this stage uncapped.  The speed is fine.  Very comparable with aDSL, when aDSL is working properly and not oversubscribed.

I have been very happy with Satlan's connection and service.

For  $ 60.00 per month including GST, and with all the extras like static IP Address, you just can't go wrong.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Harris [mailto:g.harris@b...]
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2002 12:39
To: wlug@l...
Subject: Re: [wlug] ISP Help

I too am looking at alternatives to DSL.
What sort of speed/traffic caps do Planet have?
ie - is it comparable to DSL? faster/slower? lower/higher[no?] cap?

Cheers, Greg

> Thanks Lindsay and David
> I have talked to Planet this weekend and all looks good.
> points to mention:
> not only $60 / month but......
> STATIC IP !!!! :-D
> = personal web hosting (I have 5 domains)
> = IMAP server at home instead of paying for a POP3 server :-)
> = ssh to home :-) ... cool!! BYE BYE DSL and Dynamic IP's :-)

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