Dial-up Hell

Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:56 am

freetown fred wrote:you guys & gals make me feel antiquated--we have a pile of brush down by the barn w/ a blanket nearby for smokesignals--never a connection problem except when it's raining :D


Gee...sounds just like satellite. Unfortunately it's true. Rain kills the connection and everything is line of sight. At least I have an unobstructed view of the skies. One good thing about living in the boonies :D
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:06 am

Earthlink is blocking the outgoing email port so I can't send email normally. :mad: Now I have to set up online email so I can use my accounts. Small PITA for me because I only have to switch the web based service in my server control panel but that's bitch for someone else.


beemerboy wrote:Does Comcast have an "emergency" dial-up number?


Now that you mention it I think I vaguely remember reading about that, Comcast might have that..... Damn!

freetown fred wrote:My Mom is in an assisted living facility just outside Philly--Thier T.V's are all on comcast-(sp)-same outfit??they must be real big :?:


I believe they are largest provider in US and based in Philly, they are or were looking to buy NBC... that big.
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:07 am

SHAZAAM
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:40 pm

Richard S. wrote:I believe they are largest provider in US and based in Philly, they are or were looking to buy NBC... that big.


I work for the company that builds the cable connectors for most of the major cable companies.

I believe you are right that Comcast is the US's largest cable companies, followed by Time Warner 2nd and 3rd would be a close call by either Charter or Cox Communications.

It boggles the mind at how many cable connectors we produce per week. I think on average we produce 2 to 4 million conecters per week depending on the demand. That doesn't include what are called hardline connectors, BNC connectors and some others.

And thats just us. There are two other large cable connecter manufacturers in the US.
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: cntbill On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:17 am

beemerboy wrote:Does Comcast have an "emergency" dial-up number?

I have AT&T DSL and they have a dial-up number that I could connect to if I'm not home. Although, I think it may be either time or data limited.


I took a trip up to Jackman Maine a few years ago, and I asked Comcast that question. There response was "sorry no". When I was up there I did how ever find a Internet provider I think was in Moose Lake area that I was able sign up for access via dial-up. Had to pay for a month to use it a week but the charge of like $10 or less was worth it to me.

Something one might want to look into before going to a remote area is check out for local Internet providers first. Now with my one hosting company they provide dial-up access and have nation wide numbers, so I just check for local numbers and set it up.
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: cntbill On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:26 am

ceccil wrote:
Richard S. wrote:I believe they are largest provider in US and based in Philly, they are or were looking to buy NBC... that big.


I work for the company that builds the cable connectors for most of the major cable companies.

I believe you are right that Comcast is the US's largest cable companies, followed by Time Warner 2nd and 3rd would be a close call by either Charter or Cox Communications.


Even though I am writing this using Comcast Cable Internet, my thoughts on Comcast? I am afraid and feeling they are getting too big... but I guess that's a topic for another thread...
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:37 am

Verizon & Charter too ... :roll:
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Re: Dial-up Hell

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:48 am

Virgin Mobile Broadband...
$99 for the USB stick...
Pay as you go...
Still has caps...
Faster than dial-up...
http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-b ... /overview/
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