[kwlug-disc] OT - local ISP

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Fri Jan 30 16:23:23 EST 2009

Packetworks has the first static ip free  

----- Original Message -----
From: Rashkae [rashkae at tigershaunt.com]
Sent: 01/30/2009 01:10 PM EST
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] OT - local ISP

Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Does anyone have any non-Rogers suggestions for good local ISP's?  I'm
> considering shopping around.
> I've got sentex at my office at business rates (we use it for our voip
> and internet) plus a dry loop, and I pay $20 for a static IP - and have
> been there for many years.  And I use them at home as well.  I wanted to
> get another static IP at home so I could add a phone to our voip system
> - so my wife can still act as receptionist when she's at home.  Sentex
> wants to ding me $50 setup and another $20 a month for that second
> static IP.  I'm happy to pay enough to get the job done, but $500 a year
> for two static IP's, for a relatively low bandwidth user, well, I feel
> like I'm getting gouged.

I tend to like getting Static IP's myself. (btw, the standard price for
most ISP seems to be $10/ month).. a setup fee is pure gouging.

However, I should also point out, for your purpose, a free dyndns.org
account would probably work just as well.  I only really *need* a static
IP for DNS servers.

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