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USConstitution.net Bandwidth Crisis

A message from Steve Mount, your Webmaster:

Running this site is a labor of love for me, and I’m happy to pick up the
tab for the site. The ads appearing on the site cover about one quarter of
the cost of normal operations for the site. November 2004 was not a normal
month, however – with the Presidential elections in the news, traffic to the
site ran about three times the normal rate. As a consequence, the traffic
limit for the site, 30 Gb per month, will be reached on November 20th. Traffic
to the site runs at about 1.1 Gb per day (less on Fridays, Saturdays, and
Sundays, more the rest of the week). Overage charges are currently $4.95
per Gb.

In order to keep USConstitution.net from extending too far over its
budget, I am looking for people to sponsor days. For $5, you can sponsor a
day, from the 20th to the 30th of November. In exchange for your $5, you
will get your name at the top of every page, thanking you for your generosity.
To sponsor a day, you can use the PayPal link below, or make arrangements
with me via email. For any day that goes unsponsored, I will have to decide
to either pay the charges myself, or take the site down for the day.

I hate having to ask, and I am looking for hosts that
cost less and/or have higher monthly bandwidth limits, but that takes time.
Thanks for your consideration!

Note: my unending gratitude goes out to the following people who sponsored
days for USConstitution.net: Clarence Brown, Ian Slavin, Peter Bell, WH Penrose,
Gary Goodman, Raymond Lieb, and an Anonymous Donor.

Last Modified: 24 Jan 2010

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