Penguinistas Get DSL >>The Rest of the Story!Dec 30, 1999, 07:46 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)
[ Linux Today reader Jeff Gerhardt writes: ]
"From Jeff Gerhardt of The Linux(r) Show!!
I want to personally thank the members of the Linux Community with the huge response on the BPS Internet Access fundraiser for The Benevolent Penguin Society. I am thrilled. It shows one of two things, maybe you all really are good hearted, or maybe its just that you want the DSL real bad (probably both huh!) ;-)
We have been bombed with requests for service availability. We are processing those requests as fast as we can. As of 1:15 am Chicago time we are caught up and are going home to go to bed.
If you would like to see if service is available at your home or business location, fill out the form at http://www.linux.pinnatel.net/Archive/dsl_request.html
Please please, check out the list of the 22 cities that we are starting service with. If you are not within 100 miles of one of these cities, service is not available ( we got one request from Taiwan). Suburbs of these cities are very good possibilities.
You have already gotten an email from us if you have filled out the form as of 1:15 am Thursday morning.
The Benchmark price of $49.88/mo for 384K/128K consumer ADSL is the initial service offering.
This is a fund raiser that has JUST started, so orders will be taken in the future. But, orders must be placed by 12/31/1999 to qualify for rebate. Accounts will not be activated until they are installed. Because of the rebate of $150.00, we are going to cut you folks some slack and stay open till noon Chicago time on the 31st. We have a party to go to on Thursday night and were not anxious to work.
It may very well be that Covad has another rebate planned, butthey are not talking right now. If a better deal comes out, we will cancel the orders.
Again, service is being offered in these 22 markets ONLY.