AkumalDaveLife's A BeachPremium,MVM
Good report, Karl Nice summation of the events and resultant conversations/issues!
I really do feel the pain of abandoned DirecTV DSL customers (and have the scars of Northpoint & Metricom / Ricochet to prove it). I just hope the migration mechanism has improved in recent months (as your article alludes).
One wonders what goes on in the Corporate Mind that justifies the ill will generated by cutting off 170,000 (presumably) paying customers. One also has to wonder if the DSL unit wasn't worth something to someone (why not sell instead of abandon?). Oh well, it's spilt milk at this point.
Good luck to the refugees and to independent ISP's and CLEC's everywhere.