For a long time, my DSL service has been very unreliable. As soon as it started raining, the connection would drop and it would go up and down every few minutes until the storm passes.
Today my phone service and DSL suddenly went dead. No dial tone and no DSL service. When I called BellSouth, they told me the problem was with my equipment. I unplugged every device and tested the line, but it was still dead. They can’t get anyone here until Tuesday, which means I’d be without internet service until then, which I require for my work since I telecommute.
Since I already have Comcast Cable, I called them and ordered internet service. They activated it immediately, so I walked to Radio Shack and picked up a cable modem. Less than an hour later, I’m back online.