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June 1, 2008

Phone and Internet service in the Boston area, and VoIP

I've been looking at my phone + internet options in Brookline. So far, the options seem to be, in no particular order:

Of course getting any sort of hard price or service information from those first two is pretty much impossible... So what I was wondering is whether folks have any experience with any of the above, especially in the Boston region. What I've heard so far are some horror stories about Comcast's service, especially when people start to push a lot of data (say hg repos) around, and some good things about Speakeasy (everything but price, that is, but they only do static IPs, which is something I might want anyway).

Also, and this is really important, how well do Mozilla conference calls work over VoIP? What if there are hg repos being moved around at the same time? How easy is it to use an existing analog phone (which I'm quite happy with) with VoIP?

Anything else I should be looking into?

P.S. Yes, I know I'm just trying to partially offload the research onto someone else. Thank you in advance for taking on some of said research!

Posted by bzbarsky at June 1, 2008 10:23 PM