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it's that BBS time again (part 2)

(part 1)

I called up Verizon today to find out if I could run a server with a biz-grade DSL account. The answer is yes. Boo-yah. That's just cool.

However there's a problem.

In order for me to be changed over to the "basic" biz-grade account I have to lose internet for five business days until the changeover is completed. Obviously that will not do because my job is done almost exclusively on the internet.

There is an alternative. Verizon has another biz-grade DSL plan called a "loopback", and this would not require me to go without connectivity while that's being set up. The only difference is that it costs me 20 bucks more a month instead of 10.

The questions I need to have answered at this point are:

  1. How long will it take to set up a loopback biz-grade DSL connection?
  2. Will I be able to cancel my existing consumer-grade connection afterwards without incurring a termination fee?
  3. Once connected to the loopback account, can I downgrade it back to basic (for cost purposes)?

It's a screwed up way to do it, but it's just not an option to lose connectivity for even so much as a day. If Verizon can pull it off so I don't lose any connectivity or incur any additional charges I'll go for it. The rep I spoke to on the phone was very knowledgeable about the subject, so hopefully when I call tomorrow I'll encounter the same good service.

As I said, it's a big screwed up way of doing it and it makes my head spin even thinking about it.

But if it's do-able, I'll spring for it.

071031

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