Qwest DSL Premier 5M+
Available only in western Washington. Qwest circuit fees ($38/month) billed seperately. Modem may be purchased from Qwest for $60 or leased for $5/month. Total cost of Premier DSL with modem rental is $63/month.
Standalone DSL. Qwest offers DSL service without phone service for an additional $5/month.
Qwest promotions. Effective October 9, 2005: Free setup ($99 savings), $8/month off Premier 5M+ for first twelve months, free tech install for 5M+ service.
Hemp.Net Discounts. We offer discounts for quarterly (4% discount), semi-annual (8% discount) and annual (16% discount) payments. These apply only to the Hemp.Net charges, not the Qwest charges.
Web hosting. DSL customers qualify for discounted web hosting ($8/month), ecommerce hosting ($18/month), and FreeBSD jails ($35/month).
Details. DSL, or Digital Subscriber Line, is an "always on" high-speed connection to the Internet. It is ideal for applications such as online gaming, videoconferencing (such as NetMeeting), and a range of other apps. Unlike dialup access, you don't have to wait to get connected, as your computer is always on the Net.
A few cautionary notes about DSL. Not everyone can get DSL; you're line must qualify. Generally this means that your home is within a certain distance from a Qwest "central office" (CO). Also, while it's nice to have a computer continuously hooked up to the Net, this increases the risk of an outside attacker probing or hacking your system. We recommend an external firewall (there are many cheap firewalls that allow you to share your DSL line with multiple computers).
Why Hemp.Net DSL?
- Reliable, dedicated service
- Speeds up to 1.5M (actual speed depends on user's phone line)
- Hemp.Net email addresses
- InWa.Net email addresses for apolitical uses
- 25 megs disk space for web site and personal use
- Usenet access
- Small, friendly staff
- We support progressive causes with free services, volunteer time, and monetary donations
- We sue spammers
- We support open-source projects
- Discounted web hosting
Answers to FAQs. Yes, you can run servers on your DSL connection; just don't spam, host porn or violate any laws. Yes, you can use a Cisco 678 (and perhaps a 675) if you are a geek and know how to work in CBOS. No, your throughput is not metered. In general, if something seems reasonable to you, it is probably reasonable to us.
Signup. To sign up, use the form below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 206-784-2665.