August 01, 2007

Explosive Not Accepting Customers

After 10 years of providing hobbyist and non-profit personal colocation, Explosive.net is no longer in the business. The economics of colocation have changed over the years and we can no longer provide a competitive product without substantially changing the way we do business.

Our uplink has gone from the early days behind GrendelNet on a 256kbit fractional T1, to Dave Rand and his bungi.net frame relay network and a short-lived but very fast priori.net connection, commercial colocation at above.net's San Jose facility, some dark days behind XO, and the Speakeasy HDSL-encapsulated T1 which has served us well for the last 3 years or so.

Our longest continuous customer was Cameron Spitzer and the California Green Party, who started service in August of 1998.

Along the way we learned a lot and had a great time. Thanks to all our friends, providers and customers throughout the years.

Posted by eric at August 1, 2007 10:50 AM