Am using a neighbour's computer. Lightning strike on Monday and many broadband users in this village are down despite using different ISP's. I seem to be unlucky as I am the last one in the line to go down. The village Post office is unable to use any of their equipment. I shall have a rant about ISP's now!
Although all the ISP's must have known of the lightning strikes - much of the midlands had broadband disruption - they are proving difficult to negotiate with. Virgin made me (with my wonky knees) crawl under my desk and unscrew the baseplate of the telephone connection to our house! A neighbour of mine had already produced a new modem and ASDL filter to prove that the problem was not mine alone.
Coming back from swimming today I stopped at our post office and there was a big burly man in a headscarf, earings and tattoos trying to sort out their connection. I asked if he had any clout with BT to just get one single engineer out and sort out our problems - it would save a lot of the villagers trying to convince the ISP's it is not just a single domestic problem.
OFCOM here we come! Oh drat - I do not have an internet connection at home to find out their address! OFCOM just you wait - Rural Villager will be at your throat!
See you soon all blogger friends!
1 hour ago