Suddenlink Down – Verizon Up

I’m sure everyone is aware that in my business internet connectivity is a must! I can’t go without connectivity so I have a Suddenlink cable connection plus a Verizon EV-DO card for my laptop.

Here I am sitting at my keyboard working away at 12:55am putting together a Google Analytics account for one of my website clients plus modifying my own Analytics account. I hit submit on the button and..and..and…boy Google was taking forever to respond! That’s really odd? Low and behold I look down and my Skype icon had gone dim. A quick glance at my Motorola SB5120 and darn it! The cable connection was down.

Now I have to admit that I’ve been very pleased with my cable connection. It is a rare thing that it goes down. As a matter of fact, the only issues I’ve really had were DNS issues which are common among many providers. I solved that with a switch to OpenDNS. Other than that I’ve only experienced a few outages. Unfortunately, this was a bad time for one.

No worries though. I just popped in my V640 smartcard, dialed in and presto! – Broadband access! Green light to Skype, Hamachi, and all my other web apps and away I go!

I finished up my Analytics work, logged in to Blogger to post this, and think I’ll head to bed now. After all, I have a client due to call around 6:30am and one dropping off a laptop at 8:30am. Its going to be another long day, but I love every minute of it.