[nycbug-talk] Brooklyn Internet Backwater, Need Advice.

Charles Sprickman spork
Mon Jun 20 21:28:39 EDT 2005

Order Verizon (they'll magically find copper for you), cancel, order from 
DSL provider of your choice. :)

It's worked for a handful of our DSL customers...

If the OP wants more details, send me full address/phone info and I'll 
give you the full results of the covad lookup.


On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, jh wrote:

> Aron Roberts wrote:
>> > I am now living in my second Brooklyn apartment with limited  services. 
>> In this case it seems that neither DSL or Cable can be  delivered to my 
>> residence. I am waiting on hearing back from Verizon  to see if maybe they 
>> were lying to Covad on my Speakeasy order.   However I tried Cablevision 
>> and they said they could not deliver  anything to my block and could not 
>> tell me why.
> First, Cablevision is the spawn of the devil. Avoid them if you can no
> matter what you have to do.
> I went through this roughly a year ago in Clinton Hill. No cable modems
> from the spawn, and apparently, Verizon had run out of copper. So, they
> were multiplexing lines using some half-assed digital technology (Alex
> can explain this better than me - he was very helpful back then...)
> The only solution? A dedicated line DSL connection from Covad for more
> money per month than you'd want to know.
> Of course, Verizon put in adequate copper some time after I signed the
> usurious contract with Covad. Am now a happy Pilsoft customer.
> Is you issue a distance or no-available-copper issue? It was suggested
> to me that Verizon, by law, has to pull copper for things like burglar
> alarm and medical emergency alarm systems. It was further suggested that
> I insist on copper for this reason. Didn't get me anywhere, but I wasn't
> all that insistent.
> jh
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