[SATLUG] Grande Comunications down last night

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 14:51:06 CST 2009



Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Jennie Haywood wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 9:07 AM, Todd W. Bucy 
>> <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>wrote:
>>
>>> at about 5:00 pm I started noticing that we were having problems with
>>> our Internet service by 6:00pm we noticed that our cable tv service was
>>> down.  upon calling Grande they said that they were currently having
>>> technical difficulties in the San Antonio Area.  Service returned to
>>> normal by about 8:30 pm. Anyone on the list have any idea what 
>>> happened?
>
>> I don't know what happened, but  the service was sporadic for those 
>> hours.
>> Everything was out - internet, phone and cable tv for about an hour.
>
> This is exactly the problem I have with internet based phone systems 
> like Vontage or Time Warner's digital phone.  I feel the most reliable 
> phone is still copper from AT&T.
>
I haven't had a copper-wired phone in over 2 years.  My T-Mobile uses 
both cell and wi-fi to connect to the rest of the world.  I use wi-fi 
most of the time, but, if I lose it, cell takes over and I don't lose or 
miss anything...

Cheers;
Ed



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