Five and Counting

Five and Counting

Yesterday’s internet outage was brief – less than two hours after the snowplow broke the “temporary” cable lying in the street near my house, the cable was replaced. With all of our calls about lost service in the last month, it appears we have been made a priority for repair.

A phone call to the city’s Streets Department was met with sympathy, but, “That’s between you and the cable company. The streets need to be plowed.”

And the snowplow struck again this morning.

January 15th – 3 days
February 8th – 1 day
February 14th – 2 days
February 17th – 2 hours
February 18th – ?? –– update – 2 hours

My new SIM card, which will allow me to switch to T-Mobile with unlimited data (at a savings) will arrive today. Just in time. Verizon has notified me that, with two days left in my billing cycle, I’m about to go over my data allowance, which is no surprise since this snowplow/cable situation has forced me to burn data on my phone.

And yes, this blog was uploaded from my phone.

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15 thoughts on “Five and Counting

    • I stopped to talk to a neighbor shoveling his driveway and asked what he uses for internet. Century Link – it’s DSL with a decent download rate, but nothing like I have with cable through Mediacom. The temporary orange Mediacom cable runs right past his house to connect to the green box on his neighbors lawn. Not realizing that the temp. cable is Mediacom, he said he considering going with something more reliable, like Mediacom. I suggested he might want to wait until that cable is buried!

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