I think have mentioned here before the frustration of not having high-speed internet available where I live, in Alexandria, Virginia, ZIP 22305. unless I surrender to the horrors of Comcast, which I will not do. According to a source at Verizon, my carrier, the problem is that the City of Alexandria insists on what sound to me like kickbacks from the company in order to get approval to install the necessary hardware. There may be other reasons: I don’t care. I keep seeing Fios ads directed at my locality, and keep getting told that it is unavailable. This has significant business consequences for ProEthics and me. I would like to do have video commentary, and we don’t have the speed to upload one, to give just one example.
Yesterday, I received this email from Verizon:
Important service message for PRO ETHICS LTD: Fios is now available at your location.
There are service updates available for your business. Call us to find out about new service and product options. We want to make sure you’re getting the right service and value for your business. So, we reviewed your account and discovered that our latest product and service upgrades could help PRO ETHICS LTD increase
efficiency and productivity. Call us today-we’ll take you through the available service options and give you a Firm Price Quote.
Call your Rep at 888.704.7905 or schedule an appointment.
Stephen E. Marinetto, Marketing Director, Verizon Business Markets
So informed, I called my “representative.” The results of my call? Continue reading