We've all heard of disaster recovery - planning to
ensure business contuinity if your main line of, well, something, becomes ensnared in a problem. How about your
broadband internet connection, as opposed to just the data sitting on your side of the fence? Many home customers,
small businesses, and even large enterprises would be pitching monumental fits if they lost their broadband, like an
infant without a bottle. It's a sign of how connected we are and if we lose that tether that we rely on to communicate
and gasp, run millions of dollars in commerce through, bad things surface.
So, with that doomsday scenario
in mind, Bellsouth is happy to provide you a cable-less broadband backup solution should you ever need it
(line from the insurance industry there, sorry), at a reasonable $29.95 per month (it was $69.95). This is
actually not a bad idea should you live in a zone where weather or other factors could cut your wired lifeline for a
while - like Hurrican Katrina did. The proprietary-delivered service is very similar to WiMAX but not really based on
the emerging standard.