September 19, 2003


...our electricity has flickered a couple of times now. The cable is out, so I've got the radio on. Speaking of cable...

Our service provider is Comcast, which has been running commercials lately mocking those poor fools who rely on antiquated satellite dishes for their signals. A series of folks complain about how, whenever it was windy, they'd lose the signal, or when it rained, they'd lose the signal, etc. etc. Now, these are extreme conditions (although I note that the electric and phone are still working, while cable is out), but I swear -- anytime it rains heavily, we lose the cable television. My neighbors have a satellite dish, and I noticed that their lights were still on, I'm going to ask them tomorrow how they faired with the dish.

The wind is still heavy, but there's a complete absence of rain as of about five minutes ago...

Posted by Ideofact at September 19, 2003 12:28 AM

I had DirecTV for several years and never noticed any problm with wind. Heavy rain (very heavy) on the other hand, would cut out service. In Northern Virginia, that seemed to happen maybe once every coupld of months, although I didn't watch that much TV so there were probably other times I didn't notice. It wasn't a big deal, though.

Posted by: Doug Turnbull at September 19, 2003 05:21 PM

Interesting. My neighbor reported that her satellite connection (I should have asked her what service she uses) was up and running long after my cable service kicked out.

Posted by: Bill at September 19, 2003 10:28 PM