A couple of years ago, I tried to order DSL for a business we were starting up, and frankly, the business side of speakeasy was kinda crappy- we couldn't get the speed they promised initially and support was kinda iffy.
I'm opening up my options.
* * I want to retain at least one POTS line for the reliability. (doesn't POTS service have some regulatory responsibility for reliability that VOIP does not?)
* * I have a cell phone, and I don't want to bundle
* * I want at least one static IP, with options for others
* * I want no restrictions on servers- all ports MUST be open (I will sign the appropriate "I understand the consequences of running a spam server and I am not, will not, nor have I ever been a spammer"
* * I'd like to keep the budget of at something * Access to a NNTP (news server) is a plus- I get 5 GB a month with speakeasy, and have found that it can be really useful.
* * As far as I know T1 is not available, and I've gotten better download speeds off of ADSL than T1. I can't remember what my package speed is, but I see >3Mbit/s typical download speeds.
What is out there?"