Dumb Verizon, again..

no kidding…
they did it again. they do it about twice a year.. sometimes more. Being in the city of weslaco, we’re kind of isoloated from the rest of the civilized world. This is one of the few areas that is in Verizon (formly GTE) terroritory. And verzion corporate treats this area as a bastard child sometimes. But- i got a leg up on them this time. I’ve been working here 6 years now.. and so i’ve come to expect these outages. Between satelite backup systems for network access, three other phone carriers in my building and fully re-routeable phone numbers, the most people noticed at the office was the fact that none of their cell-phones worked. We used to spend over $2400 a month to verizon. i have about $900 in credit with them now. I’ve moved so much stuff off their network i have them their just for the sake of not comptlely disconnecting their service from our building. so i have 3 lines left from over 50.
Anyway.. most people didn’t notice. except me. today of all days, we had KHKZ doing live broadcast from the cinemark theater in harligen, they went on at 3pm and aren not getting out till.. maybe now? not really sure. That was hampered nicely by this event. Also i have a big concert annoucment today at the dodge arena. I can’t really say who’s coming down.. at least not yet. ask me when this things over. Remember when garth brooks came down? alan jackson? brad paisley? peanuts compared to this guy.
so my original backup method of (orginal backup) of getting audio from the arena to the studio got fowled up with someone’s backhoe. my original method was to use the tieline with it’s sprint wireless network but that’s over in harligen with HotKiss. So my 2nd choice was to take my laptop and stream the audio back to the studio over the internet. Well.. that posed a whole other logistical nightmare. i finally got the method to work and then some overzelous fiber cutting guy runied that plan. so now i’m calling over a Scoop. It’s basiclaly a fancy cell phone with XLR mic inputs wired up to the house mixer. oh well.. some how or another we’ll get this thing on the air. I’m reminded of the time i had my cell phone on speaker phone on the podium at the L&F conference room.. ha.. good times.

One thought on “Dumb Verizon, again..”

  1. I have never been to a concert there…cause I haven’t really liked anyone who was coming down.

    NOW you have me curious! WHO is coming down..and will I want to go?

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