But about two weeks ago, it was though a wire had broken and was only occasionally making contact for my signal. Off for 5 seconds and then on again. Off for 5 minutes and then on again. Off for 10 minutes, then I got tired of waiting and would reset the modem. The signal would always return, but who knows for how long. I called the local branch of Adelphia to see if there was a physical problem in the area, and they said that we were unlucky to be in an area where the sudden influx of students who ordered service was overloading our local node. They said they had people working on the problem to correct it, but could not guarantee when the situation would be better. That was over a week ago, and my connection is even worse.
So last night I ordered DSL from Verizon. I had actually done this before during the gap between AT&T and Adelphia, but by the time the equipment arrived, Adelphia had started up their service. This time I am actually going to use it for a while and see how the speed compares to Adelphia on a good day. Even if Adelphia's signal becomes more reliable. If the DSL seems to be satisfactory after a month or so, I believe it will be time to kiss Adelphia goodbye.