I came home to discover the ATM light on my DSL modem was dark and the DSL light was blinking. I had a prolonged outage last year and I am still very sensitive about the subject. I am incredibly angry that in my market, I cannot get reliable broadband with acceptable terms of service, at all.
Comcast is a joke. I won’t even trust them with my TV programming. Verizon is even worse and I had a very, very bad experience with their wireless service several years ago. DSL through Speakeasy and Covad is the only even slightly palatable option but I am still at the whim of my ILEC, Verizon.
Every single time they do any kind of work in my neighborhood, they kill my DSL. No one saw the truck today but I can pretty much guarantee that one of their monkeys was on a pole or crashing around in the CO. DSL circuits don’t just go dark. Well, maybe the DSLAM card burned out, but I find that a little hard to credit since it was replace less than six months ago.
So here I go, on the dial up, hoping I can tolerate the insane slowness long enough to get a trouble ticket into Speakeasy.