Internet Service - Repairs

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at
Wed Jan 21 16:37:19 PST 2015

On 01/21/2015 04:12 PM, Alex Kleider wrote:
> On 2015-01-21 13:00, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-01-21 at 12:02 -0800, Alex Kleider wrote:
>>> On 2015-01-21 11:10, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
>>> > On Tue, 2015-01-20 at 16:15 -0800, Tom Tt wrote:
>>> >> Do the other Internet Service Providers do the same? Probably so.
>>> >
>>> > Sonic does. DSLExtreme was unable to when I was a customer.
>>> My experience has been that Sonic depends on AT&T lines but that their
>>> ability to contact AT&T and get something fixed is far better than 
>>> mine!
>> This is not true. Sonic is a CLEC that does not require AT&T at all. I
>> have reason to believe (but I could be wrong) that they even block AT&T
>> from bothering you after you port your AT&T phone number to Sonic.
> I don't know what a 'CLEC' is but do know that the two places where I 
> have a residential service through Sonic, the physical wires coming to 
> the house (I guess that would be layer 1) belong to AT&T.
> I have no difficulty believing that this may not be true in more urban 
> areas.
         I do not know what a CLEC is either but know that both Sonic 
and DSLextreme
have services that are only available in some parts of the service 
areas.  In my case
I am sticking with DSLextreme for my own reasons mostly financial, but 
also because
when I have a problem they help despite my deviant use of Linux.


More information about the sf-lug mailing list