No matter how advanced a civilization becomes, it is my belief that there will always be the possibility, of some sort of malfunction or unforeseen source of problems. And one main reason I think this, is the fact that superior capabilities, eventually also encourage superior ambition. A civilization will want to do more, if it is capable of doing more, so that the chances of malfunctions return.
If most home users suffer from temporary disconnections from their DSL, it means little to them, because they may have no personal need to use the Internet at one moment. My case is a bit different, because first of all, my numerous computers are generally using the Internet, even if I am not at home, and because secondly, I am using my home IP address to host a Web-site, access to which will be interrupted, even though I was not home when the connection failed.
In recent months, I have experienced disconnection issues with my DSL. But I have renewed hope that the most recent solution, enacted yesterday, may actually put a fix to them. My reason is as follows:
The technician connected my twisted-pair of wires to a different circuit-board in the junction box, which was supposed to have been the correct circuit-board in the first place. I.e., during tech-support calls in the past, the representative got the reading that I was not connected, even though on my end, I was able to surf. At the same time, the technician yesterday also gave me a new DSL modem.
What this means is that basically, all the circuitry which is providing my DSL has been exchanged. There is little left, that could still cause malfunctions at this time. The only reason I could think of, why there might still be a problem, would be if the actual twisted-pair of wires, that stretch from my home to the junction box, was still a point of failure.
But according to what was done on November 10, there was a Wasp Nest in the cable, which was cleared out, after which the wires were reconnected. Once they are reconnected, there is little else that can go wrong with them – unless this time, maybe a beaver thought that the telephone cable was his source construction material for a den, or some such nonsense.
So let us hope for a stable connection, now.