Bright House Sucks!
Earlier this week I "upgraded" my BrightHouse Cable subscription. I needed to add a phone line for my mom's life alert and since Bell South does not serve this area I had to go with BrightHouse. The "upgrade" included whole house DVR, phone line and faster internet @ 30mbps. The price was an monthly increase of $8.00, which I thought was pretty good considering we are now going to have a phone line to connect mom's Life Alert.
Since the change, I have had the WORST time with my internet speed. It is now only 8 to 11 mbps and it is driving me crazy. I just spent an hour on the phone with Brighthouse/Roadrunner going through different steps and connections to figure out why my internet speed is now so crappy. I have unhooked my modem, router, and re hooked them. I really want to throw them right out the window!!!
After all the connections and re-connections.... It has been determined that the new modem has caused my Norton Firewall to set a higher firewall protection. Great. I have already emailed Norton to ask how to change my Firewall settings to get my internet speed back. An who is to say that the Firewall is REALLY the problem. Honestly! I don't know if I am more mad at Brighthouse for not figuring this out when they installed it OR if I am more mad that I rely SO much on my internet!! Probably both.
I just want my internet speed back please. Slow sucks.
Mom Update: The rest of the week was pretty good. Mom is planning on going back to her home on Tuesday for a couple of days. On Thursday, she drove her self to her hair appointment. I think that was a major hurdle for her. We are proud of her progress! She has not really said what her living plans are going to be but we think she will stay at her house a couple of days and then come out here with us. Which is fine with us.
Budget Update: This week I started my auto withdrawal from my paycheck to my Roth IRA. I am starting out with 50.00 per check even though I thought originally I could handle more. Maybe in the near future I will adjust the amount. There have been no big payments made on the credit card. Our last paychecks were smaller than usual due to a week off earlier this month. the upcoming checks should be normal deposits and then we will see where we stand. I tell ya, that darn credit card is still hanging around. And yes, I know I really need to get rid of it!
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