It looks like Castle Frostbite is boldly stepping into 1999. On Friday, I came home from my Dadcation to notice a sign on a telephone pole right at the top of our road. “DSL High-Speed Internet Now Available In This Area”, it proclaimed.
I called the local telco to check on the veracity of the claim on the sign, and sure enough, our location is now wired for DSL. It’s just 1.5Mbps down and 768kbps up, but that’s exactly three times faster on both upstream and downstream than our current WISP. Needless to say, we ordered DSL service ASAP, and they’ll be installing their stuff and doing their magic at some point next week.
Huzzah! Finally, Castle Frostbite will be connected to the Great Link at adequate speeds for streaming video and such. Now I’ll be able to use the Interskypes on my difference engine without pop-up reminders that “Your Internet connection appears to be sucking balls! Try to disable your video, audio, and anything beyond text chat!”