Saturday, January 13, 2007

21st Century Blues

The Ithaca Journal has this article today about broadband service and the dark spots in our county. This is something that Spitzer has promised to address, but it's not clear how he'll get past the lies (see Frontier's misstatement about why they can't extend service) or the short-term bottom line issues (see the comment about Time Warner and Dryden's lack of a franchise agreement).

Frontier gave us the same song-and-dance routine, but Paul convinced them to try by promising them other customers. Our experiment worked--we are officially too far from the switch, but the service does not stop "at a defined line"; it continues, albeit with a weaker signal as the distance grows. We have a DSL line on which I rely completely. I could not continue to do the work I do without it.

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