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I am finishing up my midwifery apprenticeship and plan to be a real midwife early in 2014!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Local Internet Provider?

When we first moved to Portland, we decided to go with Ecosky for our internet provider. It was a local ISP that used solar and wind power to run the business, which we thought was pretty cool. Plus we got cool @ecosky.com email addresses. :-) Then, after just a year, they went out of business. We decided, the heck with small local businesses--let's go back to Earthlink, a business that's huge and global and not going out of business anytime soon. But they have real customer service issues, and we haven't liked talking to someone in who-knows-where when we call, who doesn't know what we're talking about. We never received the modem they said they'd send, either.

I'm hoping to find a stable AND local ISP. One with a social conscience and provides good internet service. Can any of you local Portland area folks help me out with that?

2 comments:

Ali said...

http://www.whiztocoho.net/

They are awesome. Small, friendly, and great customer service. Also reasonable prices. We've used them for years. If you do use them, and you tell them I sent you, I can earn a prize. :-)

Neuropoet said...

Hi Elizabeth! I was sent over to your corner of cyberspace by Nissa at Simple Gifts when she found out we had to move to Portland. :) We ended up going with comcast.net - basically because they had a decent rate and were big enough they weren't likely to have connection problems. :) (Out in the sticks where we came from we had a little ISP - but it was constantly going down - not very useful when the internet is necessary for my husband's job and degree work!) :) So far comcast has been wonderful - the customer service is great (the guy who hooked us up ended up having to spend three hours working on it because our wires were cut for some reason - we had no idea since we only moved into this rental about 2 weeks ago)! I'm willing to recommend them, though I don't know much about the company. :)

Hope you find one that works for you soon!! :)
~Jenny

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