For your convenience, the Comcast monopoly in Seattle has been down for almost 12 hours.
Regular programming will resume when it can.
Heh. Heh, heh. Heh, heh heh, bwahahahahaha … technology capital of the world.
[clandestinely blogging from a pickup camper somewhere in the middle of nowhere … with a WalMart phone]
In the early days our Internet like our Postal Service ran through Portland – sending a(n) (e)mail across town, Bend to Redmond/Sisters/Prineville/LaPine: goes through Portland, comes back to Bend, to Redmond/Sisters/Prineville/LaPine – and anytime a backhoe operator anywhere between Bend and Portland dug up a cable the whole damned region (the size of Vermont) would go (Internet) dark. One would think after all this time, and that big of a municipality, not to mention the technology capitol of the world boast, well, that someone would have figured it out. I’ll bet the [insert other of the week de jur (Ruskies’l do) here] have. This old pony-tailed coder has.
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We have the Cox monopoly here, and in my neighborhood, at least, they’ve been pretty good…outside the city proper is Comcast territory and I constantly hear horror stories from folks at work. I feel for yah TG.
In theory we do have competition from whatever-the-hell our local phone company is named this week (IIRC it’s ‘Century Link’ ) but they’ve never managed to extend the infrastructure needed for dsl to my neigborhood in the boonies [consults apple maps] pretty near the geographic center of the second largest city in Arizona.
I could get satellite, but I honestly would like to keep my internet going if it’s windy out,calm out, raining, not raining, days ending in ‘y’, etc 🙂
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MD (DC Metro) here. We’ve hd Verizon FIOS for years with nary a problem. I’m not flakking for them, just observing. In this area, Comcast has a terrible reputation.
12 hours?! In this day and age?! That’s unpossible!
Yeah 12 hours UP is the improbable thing!
By the time it was reliably restored (after a few false starts, some belches, and an enormous fart), I moved on to doing Crooks and Liars.
Tomorrow is another day. Just don’t tell Comcast, please. They might want to “improve” things again.
Serendipity. I was just trying to figure out if a high-voltage/low current pulse into the cable at home could travel all the way back to the Comcast headend.
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