Yippee I finally got high speed internet access from the company I work for!

I work for Qwest as I have mentioned before. Qwest board of directors approved a big Fiber to the Node (FTTN) project in 2007. This is a major effort to get fiber installed out into residential neighborhoods. Over the last few years I would occasionally check to see what DSL bandwidth my local loop qualified for. I was always disappointed that the only DSL speed I could get was 256k. After having Comcast high speed internet for 5 years 256k would be like going back to dial up. I had the local Qwest Consumer DSL tier II guy check a few times for me and he told me that the only way I could get higher bandwidth was to move. So I was very surprised the week before last when I ran another loop qual for my telephone # and found I qualified for up to 12m DSL. I repeat 12m! That is screaming fast for a home internet connection.

My DSL got installed and last Saturday I configured my wireless DSL modem and my new Qwest Windows Live Account. Saturday morning when I was setting up my email signature I saw that I could add a link to contribute toward a cause that I felt strongly about just by clicking on the cause. All I have to do is send emails and I am helping to make a difference in someone’s life. I think I will probably change causes every couple of months since there are several that I would like to contribute to.


“i’m making a difference
I’M is a new initiative from Qwest Mail that shares a portion of our advertising revenue with some of the world’s most effective social cause organizations. For every mail you send from Qwest Mail, you help address the issues you feel most passionate about, including poverty, child protection, disease, environmental degradation and animal protection.
Just select the cause that you’d like to support and click Save. You’ll be making a difference and there’s no charge to you. A special signature will be added when you compose”

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