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Re: Why dont many of you vote with your wallet?
said by tdumaine:I hadn't thought about ISDN since I last had it 10+ years ago. Assuming that you can even get ISDN in your locality, the issue would be finding a rural dial-up ISP that supports it, with a POP that's not a toll call. And since Windstream would provide the ISDN line (monopoly provider, remember?), and they consider the ISDN line a business class service, it would likely cost as much or more as the DSL line you would be dumping. And then you have to add the dial-up ISP cost.
ISDN available to you? I know its not high speed, but it would do gaming well.
The fact is that most of the folks on this forum who are having problems simply have no other high-speed option than satellite. I doubt wireless data would be any faster for most of us than WS's broken DSL. I know I get EDGE speeds on my phone, and VZW is no faster - no LTE in my woods.
What galls me most is that WS is given federal stimulus money, borrowed from my children's future prosperity, to extend their network deployment. That's bad enough by itself, but in addition there are no strings attached to ensure that their network is worth a damn. Uncle Sugar pays them to deploy DSL, only to have them deliver dial-up speeds. Such a deal.