Scotties Toy Box

November 13, 2018


Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 14:53

I have almost no internet.  I am down to less than dial up speed.  Which is frustrating because I pay for full top speed.    Everything was working great , then we had an outage.  And when the internet came back each of my devices had almost no speed.  I have a top of the line modem and a really grand router.  I even tried running around other systems, but the incoming speed is a dribble.  I contacted comcast online and of course they said what they always do until you prove them wrong, the problem is not on our end.  Yet in my case it has to be.  So I am angry and frustrated and may not post much today.  I can not even watch news or YouTube.  I am running my most needed stuff through my hotspot on my phone.  

Twice a year we run into major service problems.  About this time when a majority of snowbirds and RV’s come back needed to be hooked back up to Comcast, and when they leave in April or so.  For some reason even though we know they will screw things up, the company never fails to complete screw up our service.   Hugs


  1. A the moment the internet supply companies are being investigated about the speed they supply . It has been discovered that many advertise speeds much higher than those that their customers get . I discovered that I can down load articles from Wiki for reading off line so I always have far to much to read anyway. I also have a large amount of music on cds it would take me about two hundred hours to listen to it all.
    You of course are in a very different position in that you are continuously using the internet for communication . Take such times as a bonus for you to lay down your pen and enjoy a little time to spoil yourself.

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    Comment by kersten — November 14, 2018 @ 05:22

    • I have an IPad that has its own ability to hook into the internet if I need it, plus my phone and both of them can be used as hot spots. So when the computer access went down I switched to the pad, and I read news and stuff. I was able to send a few posts to the blog from the pad. Writing is a problem and it is hard to answer comments from the pad, but that is because of the stiffness and pain in my fingers to hit little keys. Plus things are hard to read sometimes on the pad. Thanks. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — November 14, 2018 @ 05:41

  2. It’s all about bandwidth – Forcing as many customers as possible to share narrow copper wires, and not using any profits to upgrade their systems. Think of the difference between a freeway at 3 AM, and that same roadway at rush hour.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — November 14, 2018 @ 12:03

    • I agree. Today when Ron came home he mentioned several of his co-workers spoke of not getting the speed they were paying for. After breakfast I got things set up so I could have it out with comcast. Suddenly my speed went from a 8 or 9 Mbps to between 166 Mbps to 175 Mbps. That is what I pay for so I had no complaint. I checked multiple devices to see if it would hold and so far it has. I think when they restored from the outage they screwed something up. The must have gotten huge complaints. So they fixed it. I have a friend in California who told me almost all of the internet out there is fiber optics, I wish we had that here, the speeds are so much better. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — November 14, 2018 @ 12:44

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