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Re: Choice of ISP

 On Sat, 17 May 2008 21:32:47 -0400 
Jarod Wilson <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> I like Verizon a lot 
> more than I do Comcast, and as I mentioned, in my experience, they're 
> also better than the west coast ILEC Qwest. 

Probably true. My experience with Verizon over the years has been poor. 
My friend's phone service went out for a while, then came back with no 
ring. He kept getting a runaround from Verizon. After over 2 weeks of 
virtually no phone service, he was able to speak to Verizon's 
president's secretary, and they fixed the service. At that point he 
switched to Comcast.  My phone service used to have a lot of static and 
Verizon made all sorts of excuses. One day, I called them from a 
handset outside, they tried to blame it on my house wiring, but I had 
my entire house disconnected. In any case, at that time I switched to 
Comcast Digital Phone which was a bit cheaper, then to Digital Voice 
which was considerably cheaper.  But, I've heard a lot of horror 
stories about Comcast. As I mentioned, just about everyone I know who 
lives in Waltham has had terrible service from Comcast and its 
predecessors. I read Dan Bricklin's article in why he switched to 
Verizon. Dan and Bob Frankston were among the first 2 guys in Newton to 
get Cable Internet. 

As I mentioned, I think I have had 1 service outage in  the past 3 
years or so. I consistently get good bandwidth. 

So, in my personal case, not that I love Comcast, but I've had good 
service. I did investigate Speakeasy, but I'm too far from the CO. I'd 
probably have to settle for iDSL or FIOS.  I'd go for FIOS if I have 
any problems with Comcast. 

Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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