Tag: cable modem

My love – hate relationship with Comcast

I have never had to deal with a company that had so many clueless employees and so many truly helpful employees. It is maddening. So, my cable modem crapped out today for no discernible reason. I’m not sure why I can’t get a technician out to my house on a Saturday but Comcast assured me that I couldn’t. So, I asked if I could go to the Comcast outlet here in Huntington and change out my modem. Sure, no problem. I run over there only to find out that it’s closed. It isn’t open on Saturday. What the heck? Not open

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Cable down – big business failure, again

Internet connection has been down for about 16 hours. Now, we’re back. Last night, a relatively violent storm rolled through Western North Carolina. It’s not unusual for there to be power outages. Why is that? Why aren’t we protected from power surges and power outages caused by major thunderstorms? Is it that we don’t have the technology? Or could it be that big business (the power companies) will not pay to have redundant power supplies and adequate surge protectors? So, my Internet goes out last night. I call my Internet provider first thing this morning after troubleshooting on my own. For

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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