[Dclug] blogging about being forced to use Comcast
edjames at greenbelt.com
Fri Nov 16 07:05:24 EST 2007
I have Verizon DSL service, with a Linux household. Verizon knew
I had Linux - they can't support it, but their service doesn't care.
The major hurdle is the install CD needs Linux, but a borrowed laptop
got me around this problem. I've heard via google of other people
setting up their linux systems without the CD, though. I didn't
try, opting for the easy way.
Now, the first DSL modem Verizon sent me was flakey - took three
calls to some numbnuts to try to get it fixed. I had to request a
return-label to send it back and cancel my service. Numbnuts then
put a manager/supervisor on the line, and he offered to send me
another modem. It has worked flawlessly for about a year now.
Quoting Rich Renomeron <rrenomeron at gmail.com>:
> Steve Palincsar wrote:
>> I'll admit, comcast has had its moments, but at least they aren't
>> linux-hostile (they will sell to me, whereas the DSL providers flat out
>> refused) and in many years of being a subscriber, I've only had one
>> major incident. I think you're grossly over-reacting.
> Which DSL providers, other than Verizon, refused to sell you service? I
> can think of at least two non-monopolistic ISPs (qis.net & the legendary
> speakeasy) that are Linux-friendly, and I'd expect most little guys who
> resell DSL wouldn't have a problem with it.
> From the Notebook of Rich Renomeron
> Talk is cheap because supply always exceeds demand.
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