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Re: People who purchase unproven technologies to support their Business, and whine about it. RE: To CAIS Engineers - WAKE UP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 08:16:56AM -0400, Wojtek Zlobicki wrote: > > Joe, > > You have to look at economies of scale. A small to medium sized > business cannot afford to colocate or purchase more reliable bandwidth. >>That is utter bullshit. Maybe they can't afford to colocate with Exodus but >>there are definitely many places that a small business can EASILY afford to >>colocate. How many medium sized businesses (lets say under 50 or 100 people) do you know that are willing to or can afford colocation. Many of these companies have only one server on prem. For customers such as this, they not only need a way to host a small webpage (receiving a hit a day if they are lucky) but also need internet access. It is customers like this for whom DSL is appropriate. I should have been more clear on the case of the company needing internet access. The problem with going with some of these fly buy night hosting operations is that some are using DSL themselves! I don't know much about the colocation market in the US. But I do know that it is difficult to find a reasonable colocation facility here in Canada for under $500-1000 a month (I may be wrong here, I have not looked at colocation pricing in a while).