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Posted by: Macfive 17-Dec-2004, 09:43 PM
Currently we offer 2 broadcast streams. One for modem users and the other for broadband users.

We are trying to determine if we should continue or reduce the number of connections to our modem stream.

The renewal fee for the modem broadcast is substantial and for the number of users we have we want to make sure it is something our listeners want!

Posted by: Monarch's Own 18-Dec-2004, 07:10 AM
MacFive

I have a DSL modem - but I usually connect to the radio under the broadband connection.

Do you mean actually the old 56k modem?

I am not a computer wiz - so maybe DSL and Broadband are pretty much the same thing.

Expand my knowledge when you get a chance.

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Posted by: Macfive 18-Dec-2004, 07:27 AM
Yes, DSL and broadband are the same.

Modem would be the dial up phone way of connecting.

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Posted by: Aaediwen 18-Dec-2004, 11:31 AM
DSL all the way smile.gif
Monarch: A DSL 'modem' isn't really a modem. It's better termed as a bridge, since it does nothing to 'mo'dulate or 'dem'odulate an analog stream. It's all digital with broadband.

Posted by: mingkee 18-Dec-2004, 07:56 PM
I have 2 connections
use DSL at home
use GPRS out of the home

Posted by: Gordon 18-Dec-2004, 08:39 PM
Currently, I connect via a friend's system since my home is jus over 3000 feet outside the dsl ange but I am hoping oon to install a highspeed wireless solution. That way I can get my personal website up and running as well as my personal chef/catering business site up as well.

Gordon

Posted by: mingkee 18-Dec-2004, 09:06 PM
you can go for cable
the downside is a given users share a given bandwidth
if some of them are using bit torrent, then the rest will have trouble
can your area use T-Mobile?
T-Mobile will activate EDGE someday next year, provides up to 240k (usually 100-140k), which is enough for regular usage

Posted by: Şen Ğragon 19-Dec-2004, 07:29 AM
I'm using dsl, but not a very fast one

But with W-Lan biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mailagnas maqqas Dunaidonas 19-Dec-2004, 08:03 AM
I use a GPRS connection. Most of my listening is at work, and the network firewall blocks all streaming through the corporate broadband connection, so I have to provide my connection. Hence, my listening is via an ipaq 2215, with an Audiovox data card through TMobile GPRS. I am thinking about upgrading to a Sprint Vision connection in the next month or so.

Posted by: gwenlee 19-Dec-2004, 08:49 AM
Right now I'm using the phone lines until I can get my satellite system moved and set up.

Posted by: MDF3530 19-Dec-2004, 12:27 PM
Cable broadband here walkman.gif ...

Posted by: Aaediwen 19-Dec-2004, 12:36 PM
QUOTE (mingkee @ 18-Dec-2004, 10:06 PM)
you can go for cable
the downside is a given users share a given bandwidth
if some of them are using bit torrent, then the rest will have trouble
can your area use T-Mobile?
T-Mobile will activate EDGE someday next year, provides up to 240k (usually 100-140k), which is enough for regular usage

He wouldn't want cable with those uses in mind, specially not if he's wanting to run a business from it. Cable has a nice downstream, but the upstream for thise services sucks. About the same as a 56k modem as I recall. You'd want at *least* low end DSL, and if he has any success at all, that won't do the job for long

Posted by: greenldydragon 19-Dec-2004, 02:06 PM
Broadband definitely!

Posted by: Gordon 19-Dec-2004, 02:43 PM
QUOTE (mingkee @ 18-Dec-2004, 10:06 PM)
you can go for cable
the downside is a given users share a given bandwidth
if some of them are using bit torrent, then the rest will have trouble
can your area use T-Mobile?
T-Mobile will activate EDGE someday next year, provides up to 240k (usually 100-140k), which is enough for regular usage

I've looked into cable but the local carrier will not come out to our area due to the low population density. They require a certain number of houses per mile and our area is very rural with maybe 5 houses per mile, well below their minimum. Also, from what I understand, cable up speed is negligable at best.
The wireless solution I am looking into uses the 5 GHz range, offers both up and down speeds of 3072kbps and also offers static ip for no extra charge. Granted, it is an initial 199 dollar setup fee and 59 per month but that includes the antenna, 214/7 support, installation, 10 mailboxes, webspace (though I'll have my own server), router, etc.
Really not a bad deal since I won't have to purchase extra stuff if I decide to throw my other 2 systems on it as well. Just plug the NICs into the router ports and off we go.

Gordon

Posted by: Aaediwen 21-Dec-2004, 10:53 PM
One thing I should state is that I was on Dial-up when I found this station. One of the things I liked about it at the time was that I could keep up with the stream on my dial-up!

Posted by: Aragorn 22-Dec-2004, 11:07 AM
Since I listen at work most of the time I am using a T1. At home I am using DSL. I love my T1!!!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Macfive 06-Jan-2005, 06:30 PM
We've been watching the modem usage and we may not be able to justifying continuing 30 open slots for modem users.

We may drop that number down to 10-15 slots as the savings would be about $100 for the renewal of our license fees next month.

Posted by: Shadows 06-Jan-2005, 09:23 PM
I use a modem; just can't justify the cost of DSL or cable in my budget!

Guess I will have to limit my listening time if this is changed.

Posted by: Avonlea22 07-Jan-2005, 08:48 PM
QUOTE (Shadows @ 06-Jan-2005, 10:23 PM)
I use a modem; just can't justify the cost of DSL or cable in my budget!

This will probably be the same case for me once we move next May. The budget may be tight for a few months.

Posted by: CelticRose 04-Feb-2005, 11:42 PM
I live in a rural area and the only thing available to me at this point in time is dial up modem. Guess this affects me too. sad.gif

Posted by: BoggleBoy 05-Feb-2005, 12:29 AM
I use DSL- I have a business web site- www.kevinbuntin.com if anyone is interested rolleyes.gif - and we had to get DSL so that I could do all the things I need to do with my site et. al. I could'nt get any streaming live signals here in the land of Troy with our pathetic dial up service. Ours gets written off as a business expense... this is obviously business, right? angel_not.gif

Posted by: Alaskan Haggis 06-Feb-2005, 04:37 PM
I'm using 2 tin cans and some fishing line. I sure hope that connection doesn't go away. biggrin.gif

Actually believe it or not, we have a nice cable connection up here in the Great White North.

Don

Posted by: AyaLove 20-Jan-2006, 02:01 AM
Both

Posted by: Senara 20-Jan-2006, 10:00 AM
I don't get paid enough at my job to buy digital cable or a broadband connection at home...so if any of you want to buy it for me I'll gladly change my vote to broadband rather than modem.

Posted by: Dogshirt 20-Jan-2006, 09:48 PM
Ah use th' DSL new, bot Ah started oot on yon wee modem an' wauld nae haev
had th' chance to hear ye wi'out it. Keep it fer them as don' hae the option!

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