dslreports logo
RR Lite Launching In Some Areas
by itch22 03:04PM Tuesday Mar 09 2004
Road Runner Lite is a new product offering that will be used as a means of retaining current RR customers that may want to disconnect their RR service. RR Lite will be a much slower speed and will have fewer features available to the customer. The NHD may receive calls from customers inquiring about the service. RR Lite will be launched on March 1, 2004 in the following markets:

San Antonio 384 x 128 Kbps
Rochester 256 x 128 Kbps
Cincinnati 384 x 128 Kbps
Columbus 384 x 128 Kbps

RR Lite features:

· Personalization There are no personalization or customization opportunities available in the RR Lite (HTML) version of the service. There will not be a login feature where a customer can login to retrieve stored information.
· Weather and stocks will be available but not customizable.
· Horoscopes and Resources will not be available.
· Content modules will not be customizable content, mode of display and transitions cannot be customized as with the regular Road Runner service.
· The Computer Associates EZ Armor Security Suite will not be available for RR Lite customers when this trial begins, but will be made available to them at a later date.
· Benefits of Flash the RR Lite service is in HTML, unlike the core product which is built in Flash. Therefore, the RR Lite service will not be quite as graphically rich or dynamic.
· Slower download/upload speed - 384 x 128 Kbps or 256 x 128 Kbps depending on the division.
· 24/7 Technical support (phone, chat, e-mail) will still be available.

More information available at www.rr.com/lite.


topics flat nest 
Hilo, HI

Too low : How about matching DSL speed and price?

The link doesn't work.

I talked to a tier 3 tech in Honolulu a few days ago and was told there would probably be tiers by next year. I would love that...but not this! This is stupid and would not get me to stay with RR if DSL was available. I want faster service than this "lite". I want what we had before the "upgrade". 2000/384 or 1500/384 at $10 - $15 a month cheaper would be great. THAT would compete with DSL. I'm not in the least interested in further speed upgrades...I'm interested in "reasonable" (not this pathetic lite thing) speed at prices that match DSL.

The only advantage to the "lite RR" is that I don't have set the killbit for flash! There is no flash RR site...that IS wonderful! Plus, I don't ever use any RR software so I would be very happy to get rid of that junk entirely...still though the speed is way too low to interest me. Why would RR think this would keep anyone from switching to DSL?
"Everything can be taken from a man or woman but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's destiny." Victor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning


Its not worth it

They told me it would still be faster then dsl and its not they lied to me. The speeds dont dowload any faster then 30kb/sec its ridiculous and were paying $30 which is more then half the cost of regular road runner so I WOULD THINK that I would get at least more then half the speed. Guys this is a rip off . I need to call my isp tommoror

Re: Its not worth it

it didnt seem like it the moment that i was told about it.
dsl is pricey but worth the speed. rr has been going downhill and has lost a lot of customers from the high prices. all they need to do is lower the original products price.