|Re: Shared community internet service||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diana Carroll (dianaecarrollgmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:43:12 -0700 (PDT)|
That's awesome. Does someone from your community manage the IT involved here -- programming the routers and whatnot? We have a pretty technologically sophisticated group, and we invest time and money in community technology, but it is sometimes hard to get people with the technical know-how to have the time and energy to keep things running smoothly. Sometimes we have frustrating situations where non-techies want things to "just work!" and the techies aren't always on the same page about how it ought to work. Diana On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, R.P. Aditya <aditya [at] grot.org> wrote: > > Hi Alan, > > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:07:29AM -0400, Alan Goldblatt wrote: > > Unfortunately, they don't like our sharing scheme, and really want each > > house to purchase its own service (of course). I'm curious what others > > have done about this. Do you subscribe to a "business" plan that allows > > shared usage? Make everyone purchase their own service? Other > scenarios? > > We purchase a Comcast business service (50Mbps for our 37 units has > worked well over the last 2 years, we had lower bandwidth before that > for the previous 8 years) which allows use across a business, and since > we're a Condo association, we can legally provide the service to all of > our households (and also resell to any other tenants we might have). The > $250/month charge is paid as part of our association dues. > > We have a ethernet network connecting all our buildings to our common > house, and a shared, managed wifi network built on top of that: > > http://www.gocoho.org/campus/go-net > > If we were to do it over, we would probably run optical fiber between > buildings in grounded conduit rather than direct bury copper, as copper > conducts lightning strikes and blows out ethernet ports (we have > ethernet surge protectors which help, but don't entirely deal with the > problem). Aside from that and the occasional garden digging accident, > this setup has served us well. > > Hope that helps, > -- > Adi > Great Oak Cohousing > Ann Arbor, MI, USA > http://www.gocoho.org > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Re: Shared community internet service, (continued)
- Re: Shared community internet service Diana Carroll, April 1 2014
- Re: Shared community internet service R.P. Aditya, April 1 2014
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