In addition to the recent EFF Podcast, “Why Does My Internet Suck,” this new Techdirt Podcast, “The Future Of US Broadband” fills in a lot of the details of how the state of broadband came to be where it is, and what challenges exist in moving forward, in the future. It features the CEO of Sonic, a California based, independent ISP.
12/17/2020 10:30 AM – This morning there appears to be an outage affecting DSL Internet connections, the scope of which is currently unknown, but may include many DSL users across the country.
October 12 2020: Beginning about 12:30 PM ET, on Monday, October 12th, 2020, DSL customers, in the area of First Colony, and areas near Route 5, close to Jamestown, in Williamsburg, were unable to connect to DSL. The telephone company has confirmed there is an outage, in that area, that is affecting DSL service. The most recent update suggests they are still investigating the cause…
10/12/2020 16:57 EDT NEED TECH TO INVESTIGATE TCP AND ABCU CARD IN ALARM 1 Alarm On 1 OC3 Facility SHDSL
Has your Internet speed suddenly become unusually slow? Have you asked your Internet provider to test your connection, but found no connection issues? One of the apps, on one of your devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), may be consuming all of your available Internet upload or download bandwidth.
(Updates added to the bottom of article)
DSL users may find that their Internet connection seems much slower once they have upgraded a computer to Windows 10, or purchased a new computer with Windows 10. This may be due to Windows 10 downloading updates
or sharing updates using what Microsoft calls Windows Update Delivery Optimization.
Note: The most recent updates on the issues, described below, will be added to the bottom of this post.
There is, as of 12/9/2016, a known issue affecting some Dial-up Internet access users. This issue only affects Dial-up users. All other services, including Broadband DSL, are unaffected. Our dial-up carrier partner has provided the following update:
As you may already be aware, Microsoft has been offering free upgrades to the latest version of Windows (Windows 10) to users of Windows 7 and 8.1. That free upgrade offer ends after today, Friday, July 29, 2016.
For a home user, Windows 10 is considered, by many experts, to be the most secure Windows version, so far. As a result, you may want to consider upgrading before the end of the free upgrade period, that ends today.
If you have not already upgraded, here is some information to help you decide if you want to keep your current version of Windows, or upgrade to Windows 10…
We have been informed that some Widomaker DSL subscribers have recently been contacted by Verizon and have been asked to switch their telephone service from the traditional telephone service (POTS) they have now to new fiber based service.
Switching your telephone service from traditional service to fiber based service will (among other things) prevent your Widomaker DSL service from working, and reduce the choices you have regarding Internet service providers.
We want to remind all Widomaker DSL subscribers that making ANY changes to their telephone service may cause a temporary, or permanent (depending on the type of change), interruption to their DSL Internet service.
If you are considering making any changes to your telephone service, we suggest that you contact us first to discuss it, so we can determine if it is likely to cause an interruption in your Widomaker DSL Internet service.