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Posted by Bill R on April 27, 2000 at 17:05:52:

In Reply to: Re: WOW ! IAM ON ROADRUNNER! posted by TowneCrier on April 27, 2000 at 16:53:08:

Hey there TC,

Okay NOW I understand. AS a matter of fact, I am scheduled to be hooked up to cable modem on May 4th. The cable company called last night and advised us that they now have it in our area, and did we want it. YOu can imagine what my answer was. OH YEAH!!
Darn right. When can you get here!

Oh, and here's a copper farthing for your new bell.

Bill R

: Hi Sir Bill
: Thanks for the bell!
: Am glad you found it before the cows came home and trampled it to smithereens; it is an old rusty bell, you know... I need a new one... care to contribute a shiny copper penny towards its purchase?

: RoadRunner is cable Internet; am the third one in these boondocks to get on it. It is fast; compared to my ISP that is. Some say DSL etc is faster; I do not know. OK, the hype was that this would be 50x faster than the ISP; well, no, but it is about 2-3 times the speed the Board Page loaded in half the time, the music is more audible, and The Rose, which you have yet to finish, was a blast!!!!!
: OK, the cost is $40 a month versus $20 with local ISP, but... provided this really runs as smoothly as they claim,
: a - I can drop the second phone line
: b - since this is always on, I am on the internet uninterrupted with the exception of when I shut down the computer.
: Also, with the ISP, even though the time you spend in cyberspace is no longer measured in minutes (like in the old days with AOL); each time you hang up and redial, it is a local call.
: So I figured with the freeing of the second line, double the surfing/downloading/uploading speed, etc, I will have less system crashes (hopefully!) etc etc
: And it IS cheaper than ISDN or DSL or whatever else they gave; these services often require a lengthy contract and needs more set up cost.
: I shall keep you posted as to the true effectiveness of Road Runner.

: Yr Always On The Job, TC

: : Uhhhhhh, could you be a little more clear there TC? What or where is roadrunner? In your excitement you didnt tell us.
: : And here, *handing her the bell* you dropped this in your rush off.

: : Bill R

: :
: : : ring ring ring!

: : : wOW...
: : : WOW...


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