Another year, another office move, and this pilot fish has to deal with getting broadband for a site where it's not exactly well supported by the local telco.
"It took a couple months of lead time to get the voice lines in place," reports fish.
"The DSL took closer to half a year. We gave up on them and made other arrangements.
"And when the tech from the phone company finally called back to say they were ready to connect us, I was glad we did.
"He said he wouldn't recommend using this circuit after dark. Seems they turn up the gain on the T1 circuits, and it bleeds crosstalk into the DSL, causing network outages."
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