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Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:45 am

Hurricane Irene hit us on Sunday- not too bad- we lost power from 5:30am to 7:30pm. We were prepared and all in all it wasn't bad- EXCEPT- comcast is an utter failure. It took them more than 6 days, we just got our cable modem service back. I realize it could have been much worse, but they just suck. The phone worked thru the hurricane, directv worked just fine once we got power back- those folks in my area who use comcast for phone, tv and internet had nothing.

I was using the computers at the local library to keep up and we're in the process of switching over to verizon dsl- a bit slower, but more reliable (and cheaper).

We're also buying a generator-- our powerlines run down a street that's flanked by large trees on both sides, many of them on a hillside. We usually lose power at least a few times a year when a tree falls on the powerlines. Gotta love infrastructure in the US. That free market thing just doesn't seem to work the right way in some industries.
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Postby Johnny Rad » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:43 am

Same opinion here. When I've needed help, Comcast has been anything but helpful. Can't wait to switch when I move soon.
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Re: 6 days...

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:32 am

Glad you came through relatively unscathed. We saw the pictures on the news and it seemed to be one heck of a storm.
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