$$Prices$$ for SDSL are OUTRAGEOUS>>>!!!!
I've been wanting to start a server for a pretty long time now. I wanted to give people "free" games to download and try for "a couple of days" and then buy the full version of it from an actual store.
So I call FlashCom to see what prices they offer around the speed of 1.1 M Upload and 1.1 Download. They guy over the phone gave me this **** price:
for next month, and $400(router)!
That's 1 GRAND, people, just to get started! Sorry, FlashCom, maybe the next caller'll buy it.
Please help me out here, tell me if there is a company out there that gives a reasonable price for a speed around 1.1 Mb up and down.
Running servers, eh? If you wanted just a fast connection for yourself and your lan (but not for servers).. I have seen DSL in many areas for as low as $49/$79 a month for 384K-down|128K-upload/764K-down|384K-up respectively. This is called 'consumer grade DSL' ... they don't allow servers or what not.
These same companies also offer 'business grade' DSL, which lets you host a domain, gives you a static IP and lets you run servers. This is more expensive, usually running between 100-250 a month for decent speeds.
www.eclipse.net is an example.. check out their prices for consumer and business DSL.
In both cases, install and hardware run about 600 total.
Personally, if I was you.. I'd get a cable modem (if available), consumer grade DSL, or save your money, continue with a modem, and BUY your games with your savings :-)
I personally don't believe in running those types of servers.. it just sucks up the bandwidth I'd be using for doing other stuff. Why spend all that good money, only to have it sucked up by leeches and people who wont "try it, then buy it". I'm greedy with my bandwidth :-)
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