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Re: Why I Am Not Switching to Verizon

Steven J. Sobol (
Sun, 6 May 2007 15:57:13 UTC

In article <>, Fred Atkinson wrote:

> You overlook a small problem. If you are too far from the C.O. to get
> Verizon, how can you get Panix?

> And if they are reselling Verizon's service (and Verizon is one of the
> low quality high speed Internet providers), then how is their service
> any better?

They deal with the telco, not you. I bought residential dialtone from
Corecomm when they entered the Cleveland Market. They resold SBC, but
I didn't have to endure SBC's horrid excuse for customer servic and,
as CoreComm CSRs pointed out several times, they were SBC's largest
wholesale customer and had far more clout with SBC than any individual
or single business could, and they actually were able to get things

Steve Sobol, Professional Geek ** Java/VB/VC/PHP/Perl ** Linux/*BSD/Windows
Victorville, California PGP:0xE3AE35ED

It's all fun and games until someone starts a bonfire in the living room.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And that is precisely why I switched to
Prairie Stream originally and later to Sage. Because _they_ get to
spend hours and hours dealing with SBC/AT&T, instead of me. Instead of
_me_ having to put up with nonsense from telco 'service' representatives
explaining over and over what I wanted, typically one phone call to
Prairie Stream got the job done right. PAT]

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