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Re: Comcast 1, Verizon 0 [was: Comcast vs. Verizon for repair methodologies]
From: "Robert E. Seastrom" <rs () seastrom com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:09:05 -0400

Perhaps this time they can afford to run you some real, honest-to-god
Helvetica cable rather than Arial cable as you noted below.


You're definitely a bigger geek than I am though for griping about the
font they used for the writing on your drop cable.  Just sayin.


"Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick () ianai net> writes:

Comcast has already contacted me to fix this up.


On Aug 20, 2012, at 16:12 , Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick () ianai net> wrote:

Given the recent VZ thread, I thought I'd show why my new house has crap Internet.

The story: A piece of underground cable went bad.  The techs didn't pull new underground cable.  They decided it was 
better to do it "arial" (if you can call 2 feet "arial").  They took apart the two pedestals on either side of the 
break and ran a new strand of RG6 (yes, the same stuff you use inside your home, not the outside-plant rated stuff) 
tied to trees with rope.


These pedestals have looked like this for months apparently.  I called the 800 # and complained, they rolled a 
truck.  The guy didn't even come in my house, just gave me his supervisor's number and said that he's a home tech, 
the outside plant guys are the problem and he can't fix it.  A second guy rolled up while we were chatting and told 
me he had a call around the block for the same thing.  They've been taking complaints about this for months and are 
as tired of it as we are.  I assured them I was more tired of it, given he was getting paid while I was paying, but 
I understood their situation.

Of course, since the other "broadband" option at my house is 1 Mbps Verizon DSL, I don't have much leverage. :(


P.S. Worst part is AT&T sux there too, so I have a picocell - which runs over the Comcast cable mode....

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