I know this will come as a shock, but Comcast is out. Again. We've been having problems here at the house for coming up on a month now. They sent a technician out to the house, who diagnosed the problem as our router. Big shock. Given that the router was ~ 4 years old, I went out and bought a new router - seemed to make sense. Well, it was all of a day before we were back to having internet problems - and I've put our laptop in the office connected directly to the modem to absolutely rule out the router as the issue.
It's gotten progressively worse over the past month - twice in the past week I've called for service only to get the recording that they are experiencing "higher than normal call volume" and to call back unless the call was of an urgent nature. Um, hello? You provide f**king entertainment, nothing else - what "urgent" is there for me to call about? My cable is out? My internet? Neither of those are emergencies in any sense of the word.
What is interesting to note, though, is that while the phone and internet will go out on a regular basis, the cable *never* goes out. Ever. It's always there working just fine. Could it be perhaps that the cable has actual competition, and that's the one place they know they can lose customers? Comcast is the only high-speed internet service in my area, so if we want to leave Comcast, we go back to dial-up - or pay for satellite. Of course, when the service is down on what is getting to be a daily basis, perhaps dial-up would be faster...
The *instant* Verizon brings FiOS here I am flushing Comcast.
That is all.