Spirit of service®

I should be thankful that my local telephone monopoly, Qwest®: Spirit of Service®, is so kind as to give me a dial tone. With this dial tone, I can surf Al Gore's Internet at speeds that would have made the Pony Express riders dizzy: up to 28.8 Kbps.I would like to have DSL, and every time ... Continue reading

Flush toilets and 24k dial-up

I am connecting to the internet at 24k. This pitiful dial-up line (provided by Qwest: We changed our name, but we're still haunted by that obnoxious "Spirit of Service™") must be a violation of my constitutional right to high-speed, 21st-century communications.There is no DSL service available ... Continue reading