Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Good Ending...or New Begining

Our Journey begins...
About two years ago, Steve began investigating DSL with our phone company.  Call..they will have to get back to us.Call...they will have to get back to us.  Call...they will have to get back to us.  So after about 18 months of this...Fairpoint declared that as it stands right now...we will not be about to have high speed internet with them.  There isn't a demand in our 'rural' area.  Hmmm.
Our journey for high speed continues...
Someone recommended Comcast  -- cable.  Call...they would check to see if the cable came out our way and they would get back to us.  Call.... they are still checking.  (With high speed and advanced technology -- how long should this take?)  Salesman for Comcast stops by the office (he didn't know that we were trying to get a response from the company)....he said he would check into this and call us.   Wait one week.  Wait two more weeks.  A month goes by.
Will our journey end?...
US Cellular sends a card in the mail on Friday...about mobile broadband.  We go down to the US Cellular office here in Walpole on Friday. Jason shows us the plan; how it works and what it cost.  So will it work where we live.  He says take it home and try it out...if it works...then it works.  So we took one home on loan...it worked!!!!  It worked all over the house!!!!  Then Saturday, Steve goes back down and activates our internet connection then comes home and sets up my computer with the connection device.  Within minutes I was connected!!!!!!  Wow!!  I could talk on the phone and be on the web at the very same time.  Patients  can call and actually get through to our home while I am on the internet! Steve doesn't have to remind me to disconnect when I have left the computer to stir dinner.  The girls can just pop on check something, without have to wait for a dial up connection.  I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is real.  Months we waited and waited for this to happen!
Finally a happy ending to our journey for high speed connection....
or is this really the Beginning of a new way of life!


  1. Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of high-speed!

  2. Wonderful! Now you need to get skype so we can enjoy seeing you all again! (I am sure Nathanael and his bride and Chris and Rebecca would all enjoy it too!) :)

    ((hugs)) and Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh, Mandy, I'm so happy for you all! I know you have been waiting a long time for this. We dealt with dial-up for so long...it was very difficult when Joshua and Daniel were trying to do some of their college classes online.

    We are expecting a major storm this weekend...I'm really not ready for it to be winter yet! Oh, well, guess I'll get a lot of those indoor projects done.

    Hope all is well with your family. Please give our best to everyone,


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