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    So i find out today that Excite@Home is going to shut down tonight sometime. Perhaps they've already done it because getting in here tonight was WAY TOO SLOW for my liking. So, I'm about this close to dumping my AT&T@Home account in favor of a Verizon DSL connection.

    Does anyone have any words of wisdom pro or con for a DSL account? How reliable is Verizon?

    At this time, AT&T isn't too sure how they're going to keep my service going. Therefore, I'm not too sure how I'm going to stay with them until they figure this one out. Ahh well...considering the news I got tonight, which I've already shared in another thread ( ) this is not that big a deal...although some suggestions on some other internet alternatives would be appreciated.

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    I'm told around here that Verizon isn't without it's problems. I just got hooked up with our local @home provider here myself, and I love it. I can tell you that I'm on a DSL network at work and the cable absolutely blows it away speed-wise. My understanding is that a lot of the @home providers are looking to find alternate ISP providers as quickly as they can, so you might see what your local service is planning to do in the near future before you make a decision. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Did your local @home provider inform you that you might be shut off soon? If so, did they give you any type of possible solution as to how they'd planned on continuing to offer you cable service?

    My @home provider told me tonight they were unaware about all of this and they didn't really have any idea what they were going to do.

    Great job there, AT&T...keep us all in the dark. I realize it's really not their fault, though. I guess I should be more upset at Excite.
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    What?! You mean I might wake up tomorrow and NOT have cable??.......NOT acceptable. Dial up is NOT an option.

    I thought ATT was going to buy exite?
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    AT&T made a low-ball offer, and Excite@home share holders nixed it. Parts of the @home network should cease to function in about 1 minute (12am Eastern).

    People I work with have had negative experiences with DSL, and I don't know 2nd hand of any positive ones.

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    Well that just sucks my ass.
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    I have a cable modem and it's awesome. I've never had a single prob. My cousin has DSL and has had nothing but problems. When I use someone elses computer that still has dial-up, I wonder how I ever put up with it.

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    One thing I didn't mention. Before I got cable and was still stuck with dial-up, I had Pac-bell. If you're forced to use dial-up, Pac-bell isn't as bad as some. However, nothing can compare to cable!

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    Our DSL line over here we got in November seems to work fine now...

    We had some trouble with our router at first, but those seem to be solved now. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Well, all I know is I'm having to use my dial-up modem thru AOL right now to get online and I'm not too happy!

    I love that line you used so eloquently, seenbad!

    That just sucks my ass!

    Truer words have never been spoken!! I can't believe over 4 million people are said to be affected by this and no one has any type of solution or time frame for us. They thought they were going to lose money before this???? HA! Wait 'til some more impatient people decide to dump the @home service off in favor of a DSL!

    I might be thinking of doing this myself if it doesn't clear up soon. I know YAHOO's main page had a news blurb on it last night. I'm not sure what it says this morning though.

    (sighs)

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    I've had cable internet for about a year now and it absolutely rules! I would never go back to a dial up modem. The cable internet is well worth the money if you spend any amount of time online.
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    I'm kind of confused. I have AT&T Broadband Internet and I'm not sure if I'm going to be affected. I don't think I have Excite@Home. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers.
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    Dan,

    I've also got AT & T Broadband. Don't worry, we're cool.
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by I Coulda Hada VH:
    Dan,

    I've also got AT & T Broadband. Don't worry, we're cool.
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    Cool. Thanks man. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    No problem.

    Hey, who do you like in the Civil War today, Oregon or Oregon State?
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