Tuesday, 9 February 2010

CONNECTION PROBLEMS

Sorry for the lack of consistent blogging and commenting at your blogs, folks, I've been experiencing connection problems for about a week, now, and can only get online intermittently at the moment. The problem is being fixed but it may be a few days before things are back to normal as it doesn't originate with my ISP, but with British Telecom.

Thanks, everyone for your continued support, and in the meantime, I'll post whatever I can, whenever I can.

Spidey

26 comments:

Barking Spider said...

BT?  Oh dear, best of luck with that!!

Barking Spider said...

Thanks, Rab, I know exactly what you mean. >:o

The only thing I can say is that Sky had to kick them up the arse about my download speeds a couple of months ago and that was fixed within a day with my speed increasing by x12. This time they have cut my speeds even more - they are now half what they were at their lowest point two months ago!

Being totally cynical, as I am, I reckon BT are doing this to collar customers from other ISP's and if that is the case, I think there will be trouble for them - good, they deserve it. ;)

Barking Spider said...

No sweat Spidey, roll 'em out as and when you can.

Barking Spider said...

Great news, Spidey, I thought you had deserted me!

Barking Spider said...

Hi Spidey!  I hope they fix it for you very soon!
Thanks for your funny comment on my newest video post,
I love that song, and will be humming it into the hell hole today!  :-P

三八 said...

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Barking Spider said...

Serves you fucking right mate for using a cheapo ISP that just piggybacks off of duff old BT and its crap copper wires.
Fuck me, I've had 5MB/GB, whatever, fibre optic broadband since I hit the internet and could easily upgrade to 10but can't be arsed. Duno why BT, G Brown and the whole media mafia are making such a fuss about rolling out their new superfast Broadband, whats superfast about 2GB that you with Sky, Tiscali, Tesco and Joe The Butcher Broadband will have to put up with and you'll STILL be paying for  BT landline tht you don't need!

Barking Spider said...

Cheers, INCOMING!!!!!!!, I will, mate. :)

Barking Spider said...

Not a chance, OR. ;)

Barking Spider said...

Thanks, Bunni, and just think of all the fun you can have mumbling the lyrics so that they can't quite make them out! :-P

Barking Spider said...

This isn't just about the copper wires, Banned - I'm positive that BT are trying to lure customers from their current ISP's before the legislation to allow Sky and Talk Talk to run their own fibre optic cables using BT's underground ducts and telegraph poles goes through. ;)

Guess who has the "fastest" broadband speeds in the area, and by a large margin, according to Top Ten Broadband?

Why, BT, of course! >:o

Barking Spider said...

Banned, with all that speed I would think you'd be around more.

Spidey, Let's kick BT in the ass and get them moving.

Barking Spider said...

I hate it when that happens (though it hasn't for a while now, touch wood). Hope yer back online soon, Spidey - we need you! :-D

Barking Spider said...

I agree, we need you Spidey!

Barking Spider said...

Excuses bloody excuses, get youself down to the internet cafe and get on with the job of bringing this damned government down! ;)

Barking Spider said...

Hi, Odie,

I was on the phone to Sky earlier this afternoon and the chap I was talking to went to "talk" to BT at one point and called me back twenty minutes later. Apparently Sky, (my ISP), had a response from BT telling them that the fault was nothing to do with BT - strange, then, that within an hour or two of today's verbal arse-kicking I am back online and my speeds have increased - just as they did the last time Sky had to intervene! ;)

Barking Spider said...

Thanks, D and Bunni - touch wood *DONT_KNOW*   - the appropriate arse appears to have been well and truly kicked, which seems to back up my theory about BT's underhand tactics! ;)

Barking Spider said...

It was coming to that, Ollie, or the local library - but Sky have sorted it out by the look of things. :-D

Barking Spider said...

BT doesn't play politics does it?

Barking Spider said...

I was beginning to wonder about that myself, Odie, *DONT_KNOW* , although I'm still leaning towards the "corporate greed" option. ;)

Barking Spider said...

Any Luck Yet?  Wow, I'm sending out the CIA to search for you!
I have interesting news to tell you, when you get back.  I'm off the the Library.
I hope you like the pic, I put as my YouTube Background too!

Barking Spider said...

Hold the CIA, Bunni, it looks like I am back properly now - phew, that was really quick, three days, Sky don't mess about. ;) Luckily, I didn't have to deal with BT myself or it would have taken ages to get anywhere - as Rab said further down the comments, "good luck with that".

Barking Spider said...

Thanks for the nice pic, Bunnikins, I'm home! ;)

Barking Spider said...

Yipee!  The Squirrels will celebrate now

Barking Spider said...

Another classic Bunni piccy. :-D

Barking Spider said...

I tested it and BT is delivering speeds of 5Mbps around here - so they are most definitely fucking other ISP's around. :-$