Yesterday my computer stopped working – it wouldn’t connect to the Internet. Thinking it was something I somehow caused, I spent more than a hour checking the computer’s settings, router and cable modem. Finally I got frustrated enough that I decided to take a break and turn on the TV for a few minutes. Then it hit me. Our cable is out.
I called the cable company and while I was on the phone, they sent a couple new signals to the apt. Neither worked. Now they have to send a technician out to take a look. That means I’ll be without Internet access at home until at least Thursday. Also, I’ll have to take off work for them to come.
The same thing happened with my home phone a couple of years ago and I decided that it was easier (and cheaper) to turn off my home phone than to bother getting it fixed (especially when in that specific case, I was 100% certain that the phone company had disconnected my line when a neighbor moved out.)
In this case, there are several possible causes:
- several neighbors moved out yesterday
- they are doing construction all over my building
- there’s a good deal of street work surrounding my building
- there’s already a major issue with my account where they double billed me for several months
I kinda feel like the issue is limited to my account, or I think someone else would have posted something in the lobby of the building. I also don’t really think it is related to the billing issue b/c they would have noticed that when I was on the phone with them, or at least you would think.
Needless to say, I am going through Internet withdrawl and the BlackBerry is not giving me my fix.
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