It's here! I joined the
beta test program
(06/05/98), they installed cable modem for me.
I only played with it for few minutes, but I can already say, that
IT WORKS! I was swept off my feet when 1.3M file downloaded in 11 seconds!
Local ISP "Phoenix Data Systems" does this.
All accounts are dedicated, pricing starts at $119 for
residential (single-user, supposedly doesn't work with
proxy) and $200 for commercial (multi-user).
Here's more info and prices.
Yesterday's hot news. The V.90 modem standard is now
available. Word of caution, though - my modem is former X2 -
it works with V.90 ISP, who upgraded from X2, but doesn't
work with V.90 - former K56FLEX!
DirecPC offers fast access thru their dish. It's pretty fast,
but the minuses are that it's one-way, you have to pay for dish and
installation and their pricing plans are steep - not the $20 unlimited
that we have grown to love.