Slow as Molasses
So this morning it's six days since our DSL connections out in this neck of the woods slowed to a crawl. Six days that our DSL has been running at roughly half the normal speed of a dialup connection. I mean, things work. But it takes a minute or two for any nontrivial webpage to load. Over DSL.
Not that this is anything new to me and my neighbors, who've suffered now, lo, these many years under a small local mom-and-pop Internet Service Provider which I shall refer to as
At least this time it's only slown down to 5% or 6% of its regular speed. Other times, it's stopped working altogether. For days on end. And then there was the time
I'm tempted to say I have the strong suspicion that they don't have anyone at
Look, our DSL service out here amidst the cornfields of Iowa works just fine. When it works. But one of the corollaries of dwelling out here in a remote rural location is that we have to resign ourselves, in the realm of Internet and the like, to not quite living in the 21st century yet. Thanks to the monopoly of