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Re: Why? - Running a Server Running a server that has a great deal of traffic is another possibility that hasn't yet been mentioned.
Even with business class FIOS, the SLA wouldn't be as good as you could get at a web hosting company, but bonding two FIOS connections is significantly cheaper.
It's possible that in his case, the cost-benefit analysis isn't worth it for him to spend significantly more money for a better SLA.
If you look at Softlayer's web site, just click on any of the servers for sale, scroll down to the bandwidth and uplink port options, and you will see what I mean about it being significantly more expensive.
Also, I've seen him post before. If I recall correctly, he works at a datacenter and as a result of his job, gets access to some resources as a benefit of his job. This is much in the same way a restaurant may offer free food to it's employees, or a retailer may offer employee discounts. This enables him to bond two connections, an option that for most people, would be cost prohibitive.