Wednesday, June 01, 2005

My persistence has paid off

We've been in this apartment complex for a year and a half. The only real downside is that they are on a closed-circuit Satellite TV system. Needless to say, it's expensive for the channels we get and the reception sucks. They only offer TV services, nothing else. We're too far north of Cincinnati for Zoomtown and not wired for Time Warner. The only internet access I can get here is dial-up through Cincinnati Bell (26.4 kbs). I tried to download a 3 minute song last month just to see how long it would take, and after nearly an hour I gave up and went to bed. Each month, I send the corporate management an e-mail letting them know how much better this place would be if they would get wired for the outside world. Each time I get a response that says they still have 2 years left on the current contract, but that they are trying to negotiate out of it.

Today, I come home and have a flyer in my door - from Time Warner. Starting Monday, they will be wiring this complex and expect to have full cable/internet/digital phone services by the first of August. I'm sure I'm not the only one that's bugged them about it over the last several years, but I'm sure it helped.

3 comments:

Code Orange said...

Good luck

sledge said...

When Phil told me that you were stuck on dial-up a while back, I was dumbfounded.

Huzzah!

kc said...

killer. You'll luv Roadrunner.

*beep* *beep*