[TriLUG] Embarq High Speed Internet - Opinions?
jarod at jxxtech.net
Wed Sep 10 10:29:20 EDT 2008
Chess Griffin wrote:
> Neil L. Little wrote:
>> I have had the Embarq High Speed Internet for a couple of years now.
>> Living out in the boonies I was too far out for cable (The nearest drop
>> is still 3 miles down the road)
>> I was surprised when they upgraded availability.
>> Remember this is dsl so its gonna be around 1.5mbs down. For my needs
>> this is enough
>> I think that they are working on an ADSL upgrade but not in my neck of
>> the woods.
>> As far as troubles, I have never had any of those.
>> I have to occasionally reset the DSL modem. No big deal.
>> They let you have complete access to the modem
>> When they migrated email from earthlink to their own servers it was a
>> smooth transition.
>> The occasions that I have needed to ask questions I got a human who knew
>> exactly what I needed and had the "correct" answer.
>> They even spoke linux.
>> They also have a chat feature. You connect to a "real" person and not a bot.
>> These are my experiences with Embarq.
> Thanks, Neil, for posting your experiences. You mentioned that they
> spoke Linux ... I noticed on their website under 'Requirements >
> Operating Systems' that they list Linux, which is pretty cool.
> One question: do you know if they include a static ip in the service
> charge or does one have to pay extra?
They charge an extra couple of bucks for the static IP. I can't remember
the exact amount but its somewhere between $1.50 and $5.00.
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