Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Cable? Satellite? (The latter might also require tree removal).

Can't speak to dial-up speeds as it has been a long time since I was subjected to that torture. But, I'd call Verizon and explain your problem to their technical support. It may be just a matter of switching to a different access number, to bump you back up to 24K or faster. 12K is almost useless!

By Blogger Mary, at 11:41 AM  

Hi Bess,
My thought is this....You really need to find out if your Modem can be upgraded (which I doubt) but always good to ask. Someone had posted trying another access number which is an excellent idea if you have more to choose from (which I doubt) being where you live. The bottom line is a new PC with Wireless capabilites built in for when they do get the tower up. If your PC is old I would doubt that you will be able to connect to wireless with it. So, Patti's advice is this...New PC with Internal Wireless and then just hug BD and walk him through the new changes with it! LOL


By Anonymous Patti, at 6:25 PM  

OK...I meant to ask...can someone please define "indie" for me? Or, Bess....tell me if I am "indie"!! LOL LOL

Love you and miss you,

By Anonymous Patti, at 8:52 PM the dumb can I be?!! Yep...I am the definition of "indie"!

By Anonymous Patti, at 8:59 PM  

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Friday, July 21, 2006  

Ahh darlin’s. It’s not that I don’t know that higher speed access won’t be better. I work each day with high speed I. A. It's more a question of if I can ever get higher speed access. DSL isn’t offered to neighborhoods with fewer than 40 houses in a mile. In our case it’s about .7 houses per mile. Wireless hasn’t put up a tower yet and we may have too much tree coverage even when they do. I’ll take down the one tree by the house. I was going to anyway. But I'd never trade my forest for internet access.

The questions I’m asking, I suppose, are:

Has dial-up service (especially Verizon's) suddenly gotten much worse?

And just how fast is Verizon going to connect us with their dial-up service - if 12,000 bps is standard, I’m sunk as long as I am restricted to dial-up. If they can bump me up to 24K well .... how do I get them to do so?

But that’s why I almost never comment on people’s blogs. The comment feature hangs most of the time. It’s why I can’t read the NYT at home any more. It’s really going to put me off the Internet except during lunch hours. Rats.

or not.

Think how much more spinning time I’ll have!!

Cheers for the weekend! One more week of SRC. Three weeks till the Reunion. Six weeks till September!!

posted by Bess | 6:13 AM