I'm Back on Verizon DSL

I'm Back on Verizon DSL

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Yes, that's right.  After a completely not understandable delay of almost a month after my move to the new house, my DSL connection was up and running on the 26th just like they said.

So, what was the "not understandable" part?  Well, I realize that not all remote switches for the telco have the necessary components installed to support DSL for all neighborhoods however, there must be hundreds of homes in that general area that have DSL.  Why should it take a month to connect it?

My phone service was moved the same day I moved.  No issue.  The lines are already there so what's up?

If you followed my earlier posts about ClearWire, then you know that I opted for a 1 year pre-paid deal with them so I could get Internet access and have my VoIP service up and running.

Comparisons?  I prefer Verizon DSL hands down. 

At first I thought ClearWire might be faster.  A hard pill to swallow when you consider my DSL is 3 Mbps and ClearWire is 1.5 Mbps.  However, it "seemed" faster when I installed it.  After bringing up DSL the other night, it's clear who the winner is in speed.  DSL.

Another edge of course is that my inbound ports are not blocked yet either.

Now, I do have to monitor ClearWire at year's end to ensure that they don't attempt to auto-renew me or do some other funky credit card charges etc.  This is based on a comment left on an earlier blog where a reader indicated they had troubles with ClearWire on that.  The sign up process was excellent and flawless, let's hope the "sign down" process works the same.  :-)

Gerry

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  • Thanks for sharing about this good information, meanwhile, Verizon wireless is one of the heavyweights of the broadband and cellular phone businesses, and we can surely hear them now.  However, you won't be able to hear them as a provider of land lines anymore, at least in some areas.  Verizon has agreed to sell their land line service to Frontier Communications for a lot of cash – more than the biggest installment loans – about $9 billion.  Frontier is a telecom company with a reputation for bucking trends, like Time Warner's pushing for a broadband cap.  Frontier is steadfastly against a usage cap, as they think that if customers are going to get out their credit cards for service, through Frontier or Verizon, they should get what they want.

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