ajsmama: My uncle 1/2 mile up the hill can get 3Mbps DSL - here we can only get 1.5M advertised and in reality the most we see is 1.2-1.3M, this afternoon after DH left I measured 0.12Mbps. It was pouring. Had trouble for yrs finally found bad ground fixed that.
Apr 7, 2015 20:27:25 GMT -5
ajsmama: But since Frontier took over it's been worse - not that I'm blaming them for rain, I've had as bad as 143kbps on *nice* days!
Apr 7, 2015 20:28:34 GMT -5
mecdave: I requested a second line be run when they installed DSL. They did but it was buggy for years, particularly when it rained for a few days. After several service calls I finally found the problem myself when I opened up their box...
Apr 8, 2015 7:05:37 GMT -5
mecdave: They had hooked the DSL up to the 40 yr old line, not the new one! It was all corroded green copper at the connections. One more service call to switch over to the new line and delete the old since I had dropped the land line by then. Fixed.
Apr 8, 2015 7:07:27 GMT -5
mecdave: PS Slow service, even on nice days was one of the symptoms of the old corroded line. It takes a long time for them to dry out. Always had better service in the hot dry summers.
Apr 8, 2015 7:40:31 GMT -5
ajsmama: We went around with AT&T for years complaining every time it rained until 1 tech finally found they had put in a ground when they installed, before electricity came in, once he moved the phone ground to the house ground it was fine. CO still wire-wrapped!
Apr 8, 2015 10:10:46 GMT -5
ajsmama: Frontier didn't know what it bought into. I'm hoping they upgrade the equipment & lines now that Internet access is classified as a "utility" But the local cable co is worse, uncle called for that and they moved his phone & DSL over w/o installing TV.
Apr 8, 2015 10:12:48 GMT -5
ajsmama: Took him a lot of back and forth to get back to Frontier so he could get Internet (he had problems with them right after takeover but it's been working for months). Charter didn't work with his Frontier modem and they never gave him new one just took over
Apr 8, 2015 10:15:40 GMT -5
ajsmama: And they never ran cable across the street from pedestal to his house 200ft max. Ours is almost 700ft though easy to pull since we have conduit - if they left the cable and blew out any water from the conduit we could pull it ourselves. But don't want TV
Apr 8, 2015 10:17:33 GMT -5
northof49: If you don't want TV, just ask for a "Dry Loop" I know up here we can get a dry loop for both DSL and Cable. They charge about $5 a month just for the use of there line.
Apr 8, 2015 11:29:10 GMT -5
ajsmama: I asked when we built they wanted over $1000 IIRC to run the cable (660ft phone line was free) we didn't have the $. I'll ask about dry loop and monthly fee. They advertise $29.99/mo each for 3 services don't know about only 2.
Apr 8, 2015 11:36:35 GMT -5
northof49: OUCH, on the cable run. The company I work for, we have spent upwards of $10,000 to run Cable to a building just to get internet. That included trenching and conduit about 500'. These days most of it is now fiber and free right to the dmarc.
Apr 8, 2015 11:46:03 GMT -5
ajsmama: Trenching and conduit was done when we built. Put in 3 conduits have 1 spare.
Apr 8, 2015 11:58:59 GMT -5
valdus: Word of advice for today: Never check your plants if you are trying to get ready for work!
Apr 9, 2015 7:05:14 GMT -5
ajsmama: And going online just makes you later for work ! TTYL valdus!!
Apr 9, 2015 8:06:56 GMT -5
northof49: Good thing my plants are in my office with me. I can spend as much time with as I like.
Apr 10, 2015 9:02:54 GMT -5
ajsmama: Just wondering since I know lots of members are from OK - I have been getting calls on farm number from OKC area, no messages. I do screen calls since we've been having lots of scams (incl one claiming IRS lawsuit). If it's anyone here please PM me.
Apr 10, 2015 12:35:18 GMT -5