On 03/10/2010 10:26 AM, Paul Menzel wrote:
Dear Tor folks, on the Tor start page  there is a message ÂHelp us reach 5,000 relays in 2010!Â On IRC arma discovered an offer by the British ISP Coldbot where you can buy 1 Mb/s bandwidth for Â9 per month . Although it is quite pricey I find the idea very nice. ÂI guess for people caring about privacy but not wanting/able to set up a server themselves can now be told, you can pay 90 pounds a month [for 10 Mbps] and you will improve the connectivity of the Tor network.Â [me on IRC] I suggested to contact ISPs for special rates, but arma and Sebastian pointed out that only getting relays from one ISP would hurt Tor security-wise. So different ISPs world-wide should be contacted. So what do you think about this campaign? I guess the first question is, have you ever been in this kind of situation where people asked you on how to support the Tor project. The second question is, is donating  working out quite well, i. e. are a lot of people donating? Would a ÂSponsor a relay.Â campaign hurt these fund raising efforts? Thanks, Paul  http://www.torproject.org/  http://coldbot.com/price/tor  http://www.torproject.org/donate
Minimum is 4Mbps, so Â36 per month. They do mention they can offer Tor servers located in other jurisdictions, outside the UK. But a dedicated server at your co-location of choice is a definite alternative.