An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

vance at vance at
Mon Jul 28 16:34:18 CDT 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> > Oh, I can get ADSL alright, but it's only Verizon that's available.
> > They have the world's shittiest service, and they charge waay too much
> > money for IP blocks.
> Well, YMMV, but Verizon has been great for the last 2 1/2 years for me -
> never needed their support except when there was a problem in the local
> wiring pedestal (water related, biblical-proportion rain would cut my
> service), and once when I spazzed out and locked out my user-id (too
> many bad password attempts) - and in all cases the problem was resolved
> within an hour or two of my call.

I had an issue with the internal wiring in my house, for which I have a
service contract with verizon, and it took them three *months* to fix it.

> Oh, and they increased my connection speed *and* lowered my monthly fee
> - bastards! ;^)
> Again, YMMV...

Yeah, but they still charge large quantities of money and require
justification for *any* size IP block.  Blech.

Peace...  Sridhar

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