A couple of weeks ago my internet began to cut out. I called my ISP, a local provider, and they detected the problem online. They contacted AT&T, but they’re only responsible for phone line (I still use DSL) up to the phone box on the building I live in, then it becomes Cruzio’s (ISP) responsibility. Also, my line goes through a rented garage unit that has limited access. It’s going to be another week before AT&T and Cruzio can fix my problem so the saga will continue.
A big part of the problem, as explained to me by Cruzio, is that AT&T has been neglecting their old copper lines, which are considered infrastructure and have to be shared with ISPs, in favor of their new fiber optic lines that they’re not required to share. It’s a perfect storm of new vs old technology, demand for corporate profitability, bureaucratic torpidity, and my own questionable life decisions that brought me to this mired situation.
On the plus side I can still publish on my site with this iPhone (thank you, Kerry).