The wonderful, and possibly the only redeeming quality of the new commercial
Internet is that it is a free market system. You have your choice of which
ISP/NSP to connect to as a dial-up user. Cisco also has a choice as to
which provider to connect to. If either chooses poorly, you can always seek
out those providers which do not oversell their lines, provide UPS
and power generators in case of failure, which peer openly with all networks,
and offer guaranteed reliability. Good providers are available for a price.
However, if you are concerned with price, as a lot of users of certain ISPs
are, then I have no pity.. you simply pay what you get for.
Let me stress again.. I seriously doubt this is the appropriate platform for
discussion of which providers are bad.. and therefore.. I'll stop right
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