Friday, November 29, 2013

ISP Advertising

So some ISPs that I shall not name have started using a transparent HTTP proxy to replace/inject advertising into the webpages that their users are accessing.

This means that they are watching what their users are viewing, intercepting the traffic and adding more (and unauthorized) advertising to the web pages that their users are reading.

We don't do this.

Monday, November 25, 2013


So we use a ProxMox virtualization environment to host some of our virtual servers.  We had to reboot it today after 513 days of operations.  It came right back up, but it is still sad when you have a system that is working that well and needs to be restarted.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Capacity Upgrade

 We are almost out of capacity at our Law Enforcement Center site at 11th & Mass.  This site serves most of NE Lawrence including downtown.

The site is reaching peak throughput around midnight every day, so this shouldn't be effecting business customers.

We are adding another link to this site on Sunday (weather permitting) which will double our capacity and should give us room to continue growing in that area.  Fiber would help also, so we are working on that as well.

Monday, November 11, 2013

3 TB Per Day Reached

On Janary 9, 2012 our network reached 2 TeraBytes of daily traffic for the first time.  16 months later we doubled that throughput and reached 2 TeraBytes of data per day.

This past weekend we welcomed Delta Delta Delta and Delta Tau Delta to our network.  This increased the number of daily users by around 150 people.

Today we reached 3 TB/day.  That is a 50% increase in network traffic in 6 months time.  Not too shabby for and ISP that started out eight years ago with a 6 Mbps DSL line..........

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Funny Story

So I was talking to the manager of one of the non-profit sites where we provide free service.  I guess a salesperson from the local cable provider went over and tried to sell them broadband.

She told them she got service from Wicked Broadband for free.

He told her that they would beat Wicked Broadband's price.

"So wait," she said, "you will PAY me to use your service?"

She turned them down anyway.  Apparently they used cable in the past and our service has been substantially more reliable.

I got a chuckle out of that.

Also: I need to update this more often.  I'll work on it.