The High Price Of Success at STERA

clip_image001Barrie Schwortz writes on the Late Breaking News page of

As I said at the beginning of this update, a "perfect storm" of events recently led to massive international media coverage of the Shroud, the most in many years. The effect on STERA, Inc. and was immediate and I think the above graphic chart says it all. We had nearly 150,000 unique visitors in March (nearly triple our norm) and 90,000 in April. Consequently, our bandwidth tripled in March to 87GB and was double the norm in April at 50GB. Although we receive very reasonable rates from our service provider and a gracious allowance of free bandwidth (which we only rarely exceed), we dramatically exceeded our allowance over March and April. This put an unexpected burden on our operating expenses and we have to ask our viewers for assistance. We are hoping to raise at least $3000.00 to help offset these recent expenses and you can help by making a safe, online tax deductible contribution to STERA, Inc. using our 256 bit encrypted Secure Contribution Form. Please help us manage the high price of success.

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7 thoughts on “The High Price Of Success at STERA”

  1. Would purchasing any of the wonderful items from the Store help towards this effort?



  2. You’re welcome, Barrie!

    If every person who visited this site, your Shroud of Turin site and the various other Shroud sites donated a measly dollar, you’d have more than enough.

    I can almost hear Jesus stating, “You honor me with your lips, but your heart is far from me.”:


  3. Mr. Schwortz, 87 GB isn’t all that much. A family with 2 teenagers, with itunes and netflix, downloads more than that in a month through a narrow cable or DSL connection. You don’t need more money for bandwidth. It sounds like you’re running on an old hosting contract that hasn’t been renegotiated in years. I know you could find any number of high capacity, high speed web hosting providers who would host for less than $10 per month including unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth. See When was the last time you shopped for hosting. As a worst case, you should be able to get 500 GB of free bandwidth per month. Overage charges shouldn’t cost more than $10 per 50 GB of extra bandwidth. See I say get a better deal from Impulse or changes providers. Changing providers is easy. Most companies will move your complete set of directories and files and transfer your domain while you sleep just to get your business. It sounds like you could raise $3000 by renegotiating your contract. I tell my clients to renegotiate every two years. Impulse, I notice, doesn’t show prices on their website. Hmmm.

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