By Ikano Communications
Traditionally well reviewed
Los Angeles based indie DSL ISP DSLExtreme
has been acquired by IKANO Communications, according to the company. According to the press release
, the company will retain the same brand-name, and DSLExtreme founders Ari Ramezani (CEO) and Jim Murphy (President) will remain in their current roles. The company has made an official statement
and is answering customer questions in our forums. According to a company rep, "The first thing the IKANO folks said was 'We don’t want to mess with what you’ve done.'"
Small ISPs.... This is why I went with a smaller "neighborhood" ISP. (Though I doubt Sonic.net could be called small anymore). DSLExtreme was my other choice, but I chose the little guy. Typically, the mega ISP goes downhill after a purcfhase -- the new owners want to maximize the cash, and you do that by cutting support staff, and doing little things like "We don't offer customer static IPs...."
My "little ISP", still allows me to do strange things like IPv6 tunnels, still has real people, who actually KNOW what IPv6 is, answering the phone, and still has (gasp) the ability to let me set up my own filter rules on the firewall.
Strange thing is, DSLExtreme and Sonic were the same price for the static package. I'll bet that will change...
| |kd6caeP2p Shouldn't Be A Crime
What's the point of purchasing? As a current quite satisfied user of DSL extreme,, I am wondering what advantage this purchase of a well respected ISP has for us, their customers?
As far as I've seen, DSL extreme has offered the lowest priced DSL around, especially if you want the higher tiers of service. Everywhere else I've looked, the 7.1MBPS/768KBPS top tier of DSL on Verizon lines is being offered for nearly $200 a month, yet DSL extreme, or whatever they'll be called now, is offering it for $150, and as an existing customer, I can possibly get it for less than that even. So with DSL extreme being one of the few ISP's around that actually gives customers what they want, at decent prices, why have someone else purchase you when you're doing so well?
I guess I'd better enjoy my rock solid service at a nice price while I can.
| |oliphantI Have 8 BoobiesPremium
Re: What's the point of purchasing?
said by garmst:Like?
DSLE has a lot of killer competitors out there who are upping the ante.
The only competitors I see are those like Comcast and Time Warner who the only thing they're upping is the price while limitations on use increase...monthly use limitations, no static IPs, no serving, very low usenet limits (in Comcast's case anyway)...pretty much browsing and email and that about it. Verizon has stepped up with FIOS but only has limited deployments thus far and DSLx was already in negotiations to resell their service over fiber or so they claimed in the DSLx forum »Any update on reselling FIOS? . In the SBC areas, who is the killer competitor suddenly stepping up? Certainly not SBC.
DSLx satisfaction ratings here at DSLR are higher than ALL of the cable operators listed, and higher than all of the incumbent DSL providers listed. Only a few indy ISPs like them rank higher.
I'm just not seeing who the killer competitors are in DSLx's service areas.
The bar is rising...but DSLx is already at the top of the customer satisfaction food chain when compared to their local competitors. Few ISPs here as DSLR have satisfaction ratings like theirs...certainly none of their local competitors like Verizon, SBC, Comcast and Time Warner.
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| |Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
| |said by Bill:Perhaps it's because I'm in Bellsouth territory, but their 768Kbps/128Kbps package is $39.99 a month for me. They must be going through Covad to re-sell service to me or something. I can get Earthlink over RoadRunner at 5Mbps/384Kbps for $41.95.
From what I've seen in the forum, DSLX pricing is no longer cheaper. It's a few bucks more. There's been some people bitching about it recently.
Which do you want: better support or a cheaper price? It's up to you.
I have tried to see things from your point of view, but no matter how hard I try, or what I do, I just can't get my head that far up my ass.
Re: dslextreme vs sbc? Must be the location.
On their pricing page for "Network 1", which I believe is LA/SF/SD SBC areas, I'm seeing this for the dynamic, 1 yr contract plans:
Lowest DSL Price in the USA! 384-1500 / 128-384 kbps Starting At: $12.95
High Speed, Super Low Price! 1500-3000 / 384-512 kbps Starting At: $17.95
Limited Time Offer! 1500-6000 / 384-608 kbps Starting At: $49.95
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| |POBRes Firma Mitescere NescitPremium
Suckers Dslextreme began to suck 3 yrs ago when I still had it and now existing customers can expect it to get that much worse. The owners made their money and then got out while the gettin' was good. Pretty soon there will be 1 broadband cable ISP and 1 DSL ISP to choose from and that's the way these fucking corps want it. Once choice is reduced then it will be a game of content where you pay for everything, just like a virtual toll road on the Net...some schnook in a hat asking for a toll every 25FT. Think it can't happen then read more here:
Stop funding the Spanish-American War through the cell phone federal tax:
Re: Suckers I agree, DSLX kicks ass, in fact, you were the one who recommended me
I've been using them ever since and don't plan on switching anytime soon, why? Support is great, george is always here to help, pricing is great, i don't get bundled ads shoved down my throats, the news servers work (with decent retention for being "free"), and overall service is where i want it to be.
Hopefully the new owners don't muck things up
Boulder City, NV
| Add another "extremely" satisfied DSLX customer here. The mere fact that dslx CS speaks clear english when you call (24/7) is remarkable in this cut-throat business climate.|said by POB: ???
Dslextreme began to suck 3 yrs ago when I still had
Why are you still advertising them under your avatar?