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Re: What do you do when your Home ISP is down?
From: "Nick Olsen" <nick () flhsi com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:09:05 -0400




----- Original Message -----

From: "Jon Lewis" <jlewis () lewis org>


It can be frustrating talking to their frontline people, but unless you

have contacts there in network engineering, what else are you going to 
do?


I just want to put in a tip o' the hat here to the BHN/RoadRunner 
*business*

support people who handle Tampa Bay.  I have had to call them, oh, 20 or 
30 

times in the last 5-7 years, mostly on behalf of clients, and their front

line is *sharp*.  They understand CIDR, they don't freak out about DNS, 
and

they understand MTR -- hell, some of them *use* MTR.


And they don't get scared when you know what you're talking about.


Agreed. The same can be said for the Business support here in Central Fl 
Bright House region. They are generally pretty decent. If you tell them you 
bypassed the modem and tested. Or it's a problem off your network (routing 
issue upstream) they don't waste your time with making you do it again.


I think the big difference here is the Residential BHN service first sends 
the call to the national "Road Runner" help desk. And when you get a level 
2 and above, Your talking to a local person. You skip right to local if the 
sees your modem is dead.

Where is the business support is always a local person.


/2cents



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