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Tyler Barley
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Note to self (and others)... strongly consider not using Verizon in the future as an ISP.  Also, avoid 3rd party utility "integrators" - even if one of your providers directs you to them... (e.g. AllConnect)

It's really a shame, I like Verizon's internet service... But because of a series of unfortunate events. Both sides lose out...

It's really a shame that companies become so constrained to the systems they use that it hurts customer service - "The system won't let me do that." As developer, I realize I have a "unique" perspective on this... Ideally systems should not hem you in... And at times developers walk a fine line...

In my case it's really unfortunate... Completely avoidable...  I just started the service last month, but due to poor customer service I'm already cancelling... Mind you I'd never wanted it this way... They're just so inflexible in their own systems that they cannot honor a price posted on their website... I'm technically not a "new" customer...

Here in VA power company (Dominion) uses a company called AllConnect to "setup" customer account. AllConnect try to add value by also selling ISP Setup Verizon/Comcast/etc. 
Well AllConnect basically lied and upsold me on a Verizon plan (I found a cheaper plan while he was on the phone), they said it was the only plan that they offered and could call Verizon to change to THE PLAN I ACTUALLY WANTED. To avoid additional unnecessary credit checks, I went with the recommended plan.  Well, when I called Verizon, they could no longer change my plan and award me the advertised offer...

Of course there are more details to the story, but that's the rough synopsis...


P.S.:  Additionally, problems like this just further impede the USA from catching up with the ISPs of the rest of the world…

Reference Links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/us-internet-speed_n_3645927.html

http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2015/01/08/state-of-the-internet-us-connection-speeds-rank-17th-in-world/

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I've been using Waterfox for a while now, and there's definitely a notable improvement over normal Firefox when a lot of tabs are open.

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