I started Eskimo North originally as a Computer Bulletin Board System
running home brew software in 1982. In 1985, we grew to a multi-line Unix
Timeshare service, and in 1991 just after the CIX was formed we started
providing commercial Internet services.
Presently, Radio, Television, all the major press, is controlled by a
handful of major corporations. The model they use for their media is what
is known in the industry as a "push" model. What that means is that they
own the content and push it to you. This means only their viewpoints are
represented to any significant degree.
When the CIX was formed and it became possible to bring the Internet to
the public, I saw a great opportunity to change all that and make media
interactive so that everyone can originate content and
everyone can express their viewpoint.
This is not the media that corporate America wants the Internet to be.
They want the Internet to be something akin to a 10,000 channel cable-tv
system where they can narrow-cast ads to a finely tuned market audience.
Corporate America, wants the Internet to be yet another push media. And
to that end they've designed major internet services around that goal.
For example, most low cost consumer broadband access is asymmetrical with
higher download speeds and slow upload speeds. This allows them to push
their content to you rapidly but does not allow you to provide your
content to others rapidly.
Those few mega-corporate providers that do provide you with some hosting
capability, severely restrict both your content and the number of hits
your pages can get before they deny access to them. This effectively
prevents you from making your content and by extension your views, widely
In order to try to even the playing field, we provide robust web hosting
for our customers without hits limits and with no page limit other than
that imposed by a generous disk quota so that you can effectively make
your content and by extension your views available to others. Further, we
provide documentation to try to help you learn how to do this. The only
restriction we place on content is those which are required by law.
You will find all political viewpoints from the extreme left to the
extreme right represented here.
For these reasons our services provide you with significant value even if
you obtain your access to the Internet through another provider.