What companies offer static IP addresses on residential lines in the New York City area? I have been using Speakeasy for almost five years now, but for six or seven months now my line quality has ranged from fair to unusable for $53/month. I put in a ticket in the spring but eventually was told that Covad "declared the line best effort." That doesn't make it any better, though. I just put in another ticket but am not optimistic that anything will be done about it. Some nights I just want to cancel the service and forget about Internet altogether. FIOS interests me at $30/month but for a static IP I'd have to get a business line for about $100/month (ridiculous). I have a small, obscure, low-traffic server that hosts several silly web sites and also acts as my personal mail server. I'd hate to have to host my sites and my e-mail elsewhere if I don't have to but I'm just getting tired of my pathetic service-- which used to work great for years, making it all the more frustrating.
16 years ago