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Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005, 10:52 pm
eccezzionale: Internet in SoMD

This came to mind: what's up with Internet access in Southern Maryland? Do you have cable, DSL, satellite, or modem? As far as I know, DSL isn't widely available. My parents (they're in St.Mary's) tried to get cable internet years ago, but the neighborhood didn't have two-way cable. I think it's still true now. My parents switched to satellite for TV and they're still on the phoneline for Internet. It seems because some areas are so spread out, and the power lines are often buried rather than on poles, that installing new cable and DSL lines/stations would be way too expensive, and we should just forget about Verizon's FiOS.

Fri, Nov. 18th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)

That sounds pretty bad. I'm right on the northern edge of Charles County and can get either Comcast cable or Verizon DSL. I've been switching back and forth between the two services based on degree of aggravation.

Sucks dealing with SoMD monopolies. I didn't know DSL required extra stations over the phone line. I knew they had to do something extra to establish connectivity, but had no clue what was needed.

Sun, Dec. 4th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)

I ended up getting cable because DSL wasn't available in my area...even though I live right in La Plata.