My internet travails

by Roberta Piket on February 2, 2009

in Messages from the Owner, My Computer

As I mentioned in a previous post and mailing, I just moved to Teaneck NJ. I thought it would be a simple matter to move my Verizon DSL service from Brooklyn to Teaneck, but boy was I wrong! Here’s a summary:

I finally have internet service, thanks to Cablevision. Cable modem service costs significantly more than DSL and, while it’s a little faster, I’m getting nowhere near the “5 times faster than DSL”  that they advertise. Still, they got the job done with a minimum amount of hassle and they seem reasonably organized and competent which is more than I can say for the Verizon broadband people in New Jersey. 

Gotta go unpack some more dishes.

Edit (2/11/09): My speed is now around 6.6 mbps. When I first got here I clocked it at 4mbps. So this is pretty good. On a more empirical note I have definitely noticed downloads and uploads feel a lot faster than they used to with Verizon DSL. Worth every penny I pay for the upgrade.

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