Right now, my only choices for broadband are Verizon DSL and Comcast. Rock, meet hard place.
I stick with Verizon DSL only because I’d rather pay $29.99 a month to be treated like dirt and have bad service than $60/month (which is what it would cost us for a Comcast cable modem since I want to stay with DirecTV for the televisions and Verizon for the landline phone).
I have my Aircard modem which gives me speeds comparable to DSL from home, but that isn’t going to help the rest of my family that wants to get online. So Verizon DSL it is.
I’ve been a longtime fan of OpenDNS, which serves as an alternate cached name server. Sometimes I have to turn it off because I have difficulty getting on certain hotspots with it on. Last night, my connection to the ‘net was slow and in troubleshooting, I turned off OpenDNS. This morning, I tried to check my tasks for the day and was greeted with this:
Turned OpenDNS back on and the site loads without a problem.
This started happening with the Verizon DSL DNS last week. I’ll report this to the great folks at Remember the Milk (by giving them a link to this post) and will let them fight it out with Verizon. I shudder to think of the conversation I would have if I called their support to report it.