Well, it looks like my run as an internet blogger is coming to an end, due to simple economics.
When we first moved to this area, we had a fairly reasonable rate for internet service, and we were happy enough with the provider that when I cancelled my cell phone we called them up and got internet phone for the house, using the same number. The main problem is that they have been the only broadband internet provider we could use in this area.
Over time our internet cost has escalated to where it is no longer affordable. It is now nearly 50% higher than it was when we started with them, and the quality of service has declined noticeably. The last 3 months in a row, the bill has gone up every month. There is another provider that has started moving into the area, but they can’t provide service to our address yet.
So, I’m going to call Cox in a few hours, to see if we can get a slower package, or find some way to reduce our bill. If we can’t, it will be time to pull the plug on our internet, and that might take our phone with it.