I am in the middle of packing up for a move this weekend and do not have much time to do the research, so I am coming here to ask for help from the technological braintrusts of LGK.
just recently after I ordered my ISP (DSL Extreme) to move my connection to Monrovia, I got a notice from them saying that the order has been cancelled because Verizon which owns the area had suspended their DSL terminal in the area that I am moving to. reasons varied between FiOS upgrade and over-capacity of the DSL lines and needing to upgrade them.
target date to get the area back online? end of this month or the next. BS! I really don't see myself getting back online without being required to have a phone service running, as I discovered while browsing Verizon's website. beforehand, I was told that all I need was to have a dryloop tagged by Verizon in order to get connected without the need to start the phone service, all without extra charges. right now I am in the AT&T zone which requires having a phone line, something I have to pay for when I'm NOT using the phone at all, it's just a ****in waste of money.
any better options? as I have my own wireless modem (ActionTEC 54 Mpbs), I wonder if I can do away with getting my computer set up to go completely wireless?