What to do when your ISP off-shores tech support

Etaoin Shrdlu shrdlu at deaddrop.org
Wed Dec 24 18:10:33 UTC 2008

Matthew Black wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 09:51:41 -0800
>  "Tomas L. Byrnes" <tomb at byrneit.net> wrote:
>> Cox Communications has fully on-shore support. Here in SD they are
>> actually LOCAL.

> In Verizon land, residential customers do not have
> CLEC voice or DSL alternatives. We do not have Cox.
> Our area is served by Charter Communications who has
> the broadband cable monopoly. Verizon has the fiber
> monopoly with their FIOS. AT&T fiber is not possible
> in Verizon land. Nobody competes against Verizon for
> residential service in Southern California.

Sir, both COVAD and DSLExtreme beg to differ. Seriously. I just checked.

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