[Hidden-tech] Helping others without broadband

Seth Seeger seth at seeger.ws
Mon Aug 8 13:31:55 EDT 2005

There are some who actively allow this kind of behavior!


I'm sure there are more (maybe even some of the local ISPs?), but this 
is the only one I know of off the top of my head.  (Yes, I know that 
this still falls into the category of not-available-in-the-boonies, but 
it's nice to know there are "reasonable" ISPs out there.  However, I 
did just chat with a salesperson at SpeakEasy, and they said a T1 is 
sometimes available where DSL is not.)


On Aug 8, 2005, at 11:20 AM, Edbride-PR wrote:

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> This anecdote might explain my reference to local ordinances. In my 
> previous
> home, our leach field failed. Everybody was on septic systems in the
> neighborhood, but a sewer line was "only" 1,100 feet away; so, we dug 
> an
> 1,100-ft. trench and tied-in to municipal sewer."My" pipeline ran in 
> front
> of three other houses that have septic systems; the town would not 
> allow
> them to tap into my line, because of issues of accountability: whose 
> problem
> would it be if there were some failure and more than one household was
> tied-in using the one line? The town said that sharing my sewer line 
> would
> make me a public utility, and they did not allow it.
> So, that's the thinking. Could I have gotten away with a secret tap? 
> Maybe
> so. Could a homeowner sit by while others accessed his/her Wi-Fi 
> signal?
> Maybe so. If the discussion is based on what one can get away with, 
> that's
> probably beyond the purview of this list. Technically, Wi-Max is 
> probably
> the way to go, and who knows, it might not be cost-prohibitive to do it
> legally.
> Ed
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rich" <rich at on-the-net.com>
> Cc: <Hidden-discuss at lists.hidden-tech.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 10:51 AM
> Subject: Re: [Hidden-tech] Helping others without broadband
>> License agreement - maybe and then there is the issue of is it
>> enforceable and so what if you violate it ?
>> Local ordinance - I expect unlikely -- besides isn't the 'local' who 
>> we
>> are ?
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