OT (very): DSL....carp and cavil
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 14, 2002, 23:50|
A familiar story that will only be of interest (if any) to Usonians. I
recently had a totally frustrating go-round...... My ISP, Eaglenet, sent out
a tempting email, saying that I could get DSL and other new goodies thru
them. (They serve mainly the Holland/Grand Rapids MI area, my little
Tinytown is 10 mi. from Holland and in another count(r)y-- at least dial-up
is a free call.......)
So I tried: "Roger [I hate when they do that], is your phone service with
Ameritech?" "No, Verizon" "Well then, we can't do it".
Call Ameritech: "Is there some way I can switch from Verizon to Ameritech?"
(many holds later) "no"
Call Verizon: "Do you offer DSL is my area?" (Give many details; many
holds......) "no." "Do you plan to in the near future? " "No."
Last resort: call ATT Broadband, my TV cable provider (I hate them-- and
their pathetic little selection of channels; they also serve Holland MI
where "basic" service includes about 10 more channels than I get. A friend
in Holland has DSL through them). "Do you offer DSL hookups for my area?"
(give more details; much hemming and hawing) "no." "Do you plan to"? "I
don't think so........"
So it appears, for the foreseeable future, I'm stuck with my good old 56K
modem, dial-up. Any suggestions? (At this point, I'll even consider illegal