Ever since Irene and the subsequent "tropical storm" which followed, Time Warner's service at our house sucks. It started with very slow transition channel to channel, sometimes sitting on a black screen for a while and then whatever show was on would reappear. We seriously thought something was going on with our television. However, then we would flip on our digital streaming through Netflix and the internet connection would drop out sporadically. The same would happen with our laptop. One minute all the modem lights would be on and then the next minute they'd be blinking like a Christmas tree. I'm not sure what's going on with Time Warner's service, but it better resolve itself and fast.
For what we pay per month for Time Warner service, it seriously has me thinking of switching to another provider. But who? Time Warner seems to have a monarchy on services where we live. I could go to a satellite, but then I lose out on local news/weather channels. Internet selection is very limited as well... Hughes Net advertises a lot, as does Verizon's DSL, but I don't know anyone using these items with much success. I had my own run in with DSL back in Albany. I was being billed for a service they never came to install, a service I was never able to use/activate. Then I got the 3-month run around from their rude customer service reps. Seriously, it took them 3 months to figure out that a.) the service was never installed and b.) I should be reimbursed. Rediculous.
So, what to do? Any suggestions?