Go Stand In A Corner

Go stand in the corner Spectrum internet. Trying something new on this 3rd Wednesday of the month. Thanks John for hosting.

We (Pony and I) have been banished to work from home thanks to Rona. Our ISP is mediocre at best. Problem is they’re a monopoly. We’ve got no choice in providers. The problem is slow uploads and signal drops. Our downloads are off the charts. No issues there. I’m not sure of all the technical terms but Pony is and he does all the negotiating.

I’m able to fumble through using cellular data to dial into meetings while being very judicious with desktop work during times of limited connection. Pony’s set up is different. He’s got his virtual desktop and that’s all. Our respective employers have been accommodating but that’s up to a point. This crap can’t go on forever.

Tonight we had three techs at the house. They ruled out hardware. Their tester thingamajigs show nothing is wrong. They’re gobsmacked. One thought it could be a neighborhood issue. They took off to the main junction. Upon return we were told they’ve put in an overnight work order to remove fuzz from an outside line. Seriously?!?! At least they admit they don’t know if that’ll work. But it’s all they’ve got. Sounds like snake oil bs to me.

Ugh!!!! And as we watch TV, their commercial comes on claiming 99.9% reliability. More snake oil bs. Go stand in the corner you sobs. Stay there until you can guarantee full service for us.

14 thoughts on “Go Stand In A Corner

  1. It wouldn’t be nearly as bad if their pricing wasn’t based on the thought that they really provide the service they advertise. I pay for 300mbs but rarely get above 65. When I called and asked if I could just drop down and pay for 100, they said “at 100, you won’t get anywhere near 65.”

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  2. Hard to believe, but neighborhood useage is a thing. Or, they could just be blathering and making shit up because they haven’t got a clue. Nahhhhh. It could never be the latter…

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      1. Haha. I remember the movie Hot Fuzz so I knew the slang. Now I’m picturing the police helping us get our internet back. We sure do need some assistance.

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