We're getting DSL. The modem arrived Wednesday evening and I'm jumping into the installation.
Now, we've not suffered through dial-up all this time. We've been using the Internet connection through the cable company. It's not a large cable company like Mediacom or Comcast or such. It's a small company. But their high-speed Intenet connection works.
Why the change?
Well, we used BellSouth dial-up for a bit. We'd tried AT&T, MCI, MSN, AOL, Mindspring (now Earthlink), and others. Some worked fine. Some didn't. But BellSouth worked great. For a dial-up service.
And the only reason we switched was because high-speed became available through the cable company. If it hadn't, I suspect we'd still be with BellSouth. But it did come available, and it was the only high-speed access available. So we switched.
Now, the cable connection has been pretty good. It's fast. It's pretty reliable. But the big difference is, it's not always there. Sometimes the cable goes out. And when it does, we call the cable company.
On the phone.
On the phone from BellSouth.
The people who now also offer high-speed Internet service.
So, we're going to try BellSouth DSL.
Don't know how long it might take to set up, if all goes right. And certainly no idea if issues pop up.
So, let's hope it all goes well and I don't suffer Internet withdrawal. I'm hard enough to deal with when I get me recommended daily allowance of Internet. Keep the wife in your thoughts.