paulsiu wrote:After I moved into the new house, I got DSL, which worked well in the beginning, but is now deteriorating in quality. I attempt to sign on for AT&T Uverse, but is told that I do not live in a service area. Even after my next door neighbor got Uverse, I still can't get it. So I decide to order Comcast to see what the internet service is like but the Comcast guy said he can't find a hookup outside. This is even though the previous owner use comcast and have jacks in every room in the house.
I suppose I should be thankful since I can still get slow DSL. I could be living with Sat or dial-up.
Just before buying our house, I verified with Comcast that, they actually provide service to the house, entered the address, and did not submit the order, but verified they actually had service. Just after we signed, I went ahead, and clicked that submit button, and comcast.com said they do not provide service to that address. I called them, they quoted thousands of dollars to provide service, and knowing the only other option is DSL (3Mbps very fast
), I pushed a little bit more, went to the local Comcast office, and they knew the address, they knew they can provide service, sent a technician who was able to connect the house. And within a year, I learned that actually there are two hookups in my property where they can connect, so sometimes they really do not know what they are doing..
Btw, depending on where you are, you might find a fixed LTE service if your traffic requirements are not too much.