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Dumb pipe LLC
by reez on Tue 19th Apr 2011 11:54 UTC
reez
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2006-06-28

Actually I have seen such a provider in my country. They don't have stuff like news servers or email addresses. They are pretty small and are using a fiber optic network owned by a company that is pretty close to the government, so they basically rent it having very low costs and very cheap products.

I'd switch to them, but my home isn't connected yet, so there is still an infrastructure related problem. The funny/sad thing is that I looked on a map and basically 100m from here in every direction there would be connections.

So it is possible I guess. I am living in Austria/Vienna by the way. While I don't want to advertise that provider the organization providing the infrastructure is called Blizznet. So should you live in Austria you'll be able to find that "dumb" and other ISPs.

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