I’m on my 4th ISP and all started well, then went to hell in a handbasket after a few months. Each ISP blamed me, my PC, or my telephone lines for my problems–slow connections, disconnections, etc.
My current ISP is MSN. Though I thought my usual 50,666 connection was fast, a recent speed test using McAfee shows my connection never exceeds 19 KPS. Someone told me the speed of 50.66 KPS is actually the speed of the software, not the actual connection. I called MSN, they blame a bad phone line and tell me to get it checked out. Verizon does not guarantee the quality of Internet connections, and I’m not sure it’s the phone lines anyway.
SO, HERE’S MY QUESTION: Why are connections sometimes fast and sometimes really slow–almost frozen? Do ISP’s have a standing policy of denying they are ever to blame? Could this be a server problem? And, last, would a cable modem solve all of these problems?
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