American Invisible, Inc. -> Web Hosting -> " What's the answer? Subscribe to cable and serve the files from home? Or is it time to find a web host? I'm severely limited in what I can spend. "
With your limited budget, I vote for serving the files from home if you can. Just realize you will have some outage as broadband service has not been designed to be or is treated as a mission critical service by the telcos or the cable companies.
In the near future I believe this will change and home broadband will become much more reliable. When we start to use more multimedia over the Internet in our daily lives the telcos and cable companies will realize our home broadband service expectations demand the service to be as reliable as their mission critical services. We now have Microsoft to let them know this.
With Microsoft creating partnerships like the one with Verizon to give technical support for their DSL products, these kind of issues will rise very quickly up the priority list with a very loud voice. Reliable Broadband service will save Microsoft alot of money and is a must for .NET.