The company got an offer from a local ISP, Nebula, for a fast DSL connection for our employees.
Now, Nebula is known among hackers as the best ISP in Finland. Not because of their quality of service (which doesn’t always compete with the big players), but for it’s customer support, flexibility, and freedoms they offer their clients. Nebula was founded, and is run by geeks. You can call them on a sunday to report some oddity, and most likely, they’ll start fixing it right away, instead of waiting for the next available business day. Honestly. Also, running servers is not only allowed, but encouraged. No odd blocked ports (like 25 which is blocked by every major player in this country, including Elisa, Sonera and others.), and you can get a static ip for a set sum of 25 euro, no monthly fee.
Shit, you can even buy your own /29 or /27 if you should feel the need. Most ISP do not even offer that at a price for consumers, and that can be said for my previous provider, Saunalahti. They will be losing a long-time customer as of.. well as soon as Nebula connects my new 24/3 ADSL+ Annex M connection, with static IP.
Eat that, fools!
By the way, it’s lucky that my Linksys WAG200G DSL router supports Annex M connections as of the 1.06.6 Firmware update. A good buy, but it’s an old “out of print” model at this point, i think.