[Dixielandjazz] Broadband internet on the cheap (Jazz related)

Dingo roadie at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 28 13:38:00 PDT 2007

Dave Livingston wrote:

This is OKOM related because some of our listmates with dial up can't listen 
to some of the great jazz stations that are cropping up on the internet.

Listmates, this goes out to all our U.S. friends who are still using dial 
up. If you are in an AT&T area, you can get basic broadband for $10 a month. 
AT&T (formerly SBC Global) made this deal possible because an agreement with 
the FCC. They don't advertise it so you have to dig into their site to find 
it. I copied the link that will get you to the right page.

Go to the link,


and answer no (truthfully of course) to the two questions, click continue 
then input your phone number and click continue. You will be offered a list 
of broadband packages that includes the $10 deal.

Hope this will help some people,


There is one other consideration. Whether the folks still on dial up have 
computers that can handle broadband. I suspect some may not. Until April 
this year I was on dial up with BT, the UK's biggest telco and while 
broadband was available in my village and the cost of subscribing was not a 
problem, my faithful 'old'  Pentium 2 350Mhz Windows 98 First Edition PC 
would not have coped with it and my ISP would have offered no support if I 
had tried and things became screwed up.

So any folks still on dial up, DO, DO check that your computer can handle 
broadband before committing yourself to a deal from any company.
John D 

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