Hi Jeff -

We were just notified via form letter from our ISP (Hypervine) that they are
changing business models and will no longer be providing the services we use
(DSL) after 1/31/2004.  They are also discontinuing web hosting services.
They are going to concentrate on dial-up and residential email.

Any suggestions where to go for a new ISP?  This is NE Indiana which is
Verizon (The DSL line is provided by Verizon.)

I assume that you can still get the DSL line through Verizon so you don't necessarily need to change your connectivity.

That said, I don't have any specific ISP recommendations (I'm in the process of bringing my personal server in-house), but two things to think about:

1. Don't link your web hosting and incoming email service to your connectivity.

Not only is there no reason why they have to be provided by the same organization (unless you get a really good price break), but I've found that keeping things split up is good. That way when you want/need to change companies for one part of the operation, you don't need to change the rest.

Personally, I have various aspects of my personal Internet processing spread across at least a half-dozen different companies.

2. Make sure that your outgoing email SMTP servers are part of a non-spam-friendly operation, otherwise you are likely to find some of your email being blocked.

Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer or anyone in their right mind.

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