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Here in Silicon Valley,  @Home has been available in Fremont for over two
years.  Almost everybody likes the speed and freeing up the phone line.
However, a couple of caveats.  If your system is configured improperly,
anybody else on your node will be able to access the files on your machine and
vice versa.  TCI patched this here, but I don't know if it was implemented
correctly elsewhere.  Secondly, the more folks in your node area sign up, the
slower the connection because if you are all on at the same time, the
pipewidth of the fiber doesn't get bigger, but the demand is up.  So, consider
it a short term fix 2-5 year until the next tech solution for access comes

Ron Fong
Fremont,  CA

In a message dated 4/1/98 4:49 PM !!!First Boot!!!, arvelw(--nospam--at) writes:

> ----------
>  From: 	Arvel L. Williams, P.E.[SMTP:arvelw(--nospam--at)]
>  Reply To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
>  Sent: 	Wednesday, April 01, 1998 4:49 PM
>  To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
>  Subject: 	COMP @home
>  <<File: smime.p7s>>
>  Gentlemen:
>  Are any of the list subsciber using the cable modem service @home.  It
>  will be moving into the OKC area shortly and I am considering either
>  upgrading to 58 kps or waitin until the @home is avilable.
>  The cost seem reasonable, base installation 99$, monthly rate $49 plus a
>  compatible ethernet card ($30. to $50).  That seem cheap for 3 to 4 Mbps
>  with peaks of 30 down and 10 up.
>  Arvel L. Williams, P.E.