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DHRacer
Tech Monkey

join:2000-10-10
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Partly Adelphia's fault

I can say that Time Warner is a good company when it's their area to begin with, but to pick up the pieces after another company imploded and they bought it, is proving to be too much for them. Adelphia's plants out here in Socal sucked, the lines to residents were terrible, and the whole infrastructure was messed up.

I've had DSL since before there was Adelphia HSI, and since Adelphia offered it, I've seen this tragedy unfold with my friends.

TW is now having to fix an Adelphia problem that they (Adelphia) didn't want to invest in because they knew they were going down, and transition over by sinking huge resources TW doesn't yet have out here into repairs/upgrades, etc.

I'll bet they regret this now.

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hobgoblin
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"I can say that Time Warner is a good company when it's their area to begin with, but to pick up the pieces after another company imploded and they bought it, is proving to be too much for them. Adelphia's plants out here in Socal sucked, the lines to residents were terrible, and the whole infrastructure was messed up."

Fact or opinion?

Hob
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- Ralph Waldo Emerson


RideRed
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Fact. Adelphia's problems in Los Angeles were notorious, similar to Comcast and Chicago land a few years ago.
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hobgoblin
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Strange then that so many ex adelphian's appear to be complaining eh?

Hob


RideRed
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No, I would suppose they were complaining to Adelphia long before complaining to TWC. TWC just inherited the problems and thus the complainers.


DHRacer
Tech Monkey

join:2000-10-10
Lake Arrowhead, CA
reply to hobgoblin
I was never an "Adelphian" to begin with. I did happen to be the "hey, you're good with computers and stuff, come help me fix my cable internet problem" guy to many friends, and I dealt with Adelpia in their stead, and it was a head-banging experience to say the least.

Techs were less than helpful on the phone, total retards in the field, and completely incompetent in any other capacity. Its fun trying to explain how thei nternet works to the guy who's getting paid to install it who can't figure out why it it's not working when I can see the mistake but he refuses to.

Fact. Been there, seen it, got the T-shirt, Hobs.

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"No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D Supervisor, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing /3M Corp.)


hobgoblin
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reply to RideRed
I based my comment around the frequent posters in the Adelphia forum.

Hob


buffalos

@qwest.net
reply to RideRed
Yes they were, I used to work for tech support 5 years at adelphia. And socal was @HOME. Not adelphia. We (Adelphia) bought that crap from Centry cable,GTE,Cable vision (I think that was carlsbad CA).

The plants were run by @HOME. After the @home crash we worked hard to get the Whinning @SS's connection. Santa Monica area ...... @home workers sucked ass but adelphia had to deal with them.

So this arguement happened 4 years ago when adelphia took over. Same bitching people but different companys.

Now though they can fully blame adelphia because the company is no more.

People get yojur facts str8.


t3chnical

@qwest.net
reply to DHRacer
OK OK , I cannot listen to your invalid complains. Well yes they are valid BUT. DONT FORGET ADELPHIA BOUGHT YOU PEOPLE FROM cable vision, Verizon (GTE). All the at home crap. So these plants SUCKED ASS well before adelphia came into play. Yet when I formor employee (adelphia) took over you guys didnt say " They are good in their own areas but the previous owners messed it up. ". also side note adelphia service when they are in their own areas is great. LOOK AT WESTERN NY.

Anyways all cable companys are the same as noted above. And no matter what cable company buys the LA area. The same Flaming ass***** will still complain.!


en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
reply to DHRacer
I had a similar experience with Cogeco in Canada when they deployed... Installers and techs are 2 completely different people. They installed my cable internet, and stated it would take a few hours before I synced (back in 1998/1999). A few days later, I had to put a ticket in, and wait another week to have a tech come out and state that the building had the wrong kind of repeater (one way).


RideRed
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reply to t3chnical
It's you who need to get your facts straight. @Home had been gone for 5 years, how long are you going to use that as an excuse?

Adelphia had 5 years to fix these chronic issues and they didn't. I give a pass to TWC who has been in this for less (fixing the Comcast/Adelphia nightmare) than a year with far more customers than Adelphia had; but not Adelphia.
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aef

@qwest.net
adelphia had 5 years to fix it. However 3 of those 5 years where in bankrupcy so they didnt/couldnt. AND the CEO's at that time where all ex-comcast/ATT ... COOPER.

but before adelphia that area was crap and the original company never fixed it. So lets go back to the original comapny.


t3chnical

@qwest.net
reply to RideRed
And the first year adelphia attempted to fix it. But all you crying SoCali Fl@mes wouldnt stop bitching.

5 years my ass.
adelphia had 1 - 2 years before the company was locked down. so you get your facts str8 too. It hasn't 5 years. durning the times of Mr Cooper who was running it. didnt inprove areas, had to please the courts and use $$ else where.


DHRacer
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Lake Arrowhead, CA
reply to t3chnical
In the Redlands area, whatever was prior to Adelphia (TCI Cablevision, IIRC) didn't offer Cable Broadband, that only rolled out WELL AFTER Adelphia bought them. That makes it Adelphia's suck-tastic service and plant issues because if it wasn't a viable product, Adelphia shouldn't have came out with it, even if it was based on the previous' company's plant issues because it is now the Adelphia name, not TCI (or whomever) to get tarnished.

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"No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D Supervisor, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing /3M Corp.)


Authority
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join:2000-03-29
Woodland Hills, CA
reply to hobgoblin
said by hobgoblin:

Strange then that so many ex adelphian's appear to be complaining eh?
That's because ANYTHING is better than Adelphia.
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hobgoblin
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said by Authority:

said by hobgoblin:

Strange then that so many ex adelphian's appear to be complaining eh?
That's because ANYTHING is better than Adelphia.
So they are complaining eh?

Your post like many before it makes little sense.

Hob
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
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said by hobgoblin:

Your post like many before it makes little sense.
An your attitude that you are right and everyone else is wrong is one of the many reasons Adelphia failed.
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"Canada" = economically, militarily, politically, and culturally irrelevant.


t3chnical

@qwest.net

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NO YOur the reason adelphia and other cable companys will fail. You guys want the world for a CHEAP 100 a month.