Here? Not so much. A major road will be taped off for weeks, despite no apparent workmen or progress, without so much as a detour sign.
A parade? A dance? Of course they win! The biggest north-south street, that ran in front of our apartment building, was blocked for three days for a celebration. Of something. Complete with saxophone music.
So, when our internet access blinked out on Saturday morning, we first figured that it was one of those frequent blink-outs, and we were patient.
However, by that afternoon, nothing. By Sunday morning, nothing. By Sunday night, when it was needed for real-live Mission work, nothing.
By a work-around (see below), I left a message for Monday morning to the Operations & Management guys. One of them saw it anyway, and called Movistar, the local internet provider.
"Oh, they're just working on something in the system, and it should be fixed in a day or two."
Oh, well.....WHAT?!! With no notice the biggest Internet Serviced Provider in town just shuts it off for a couple of days?! Not even a detour sign?
Luckily, our phones can be used as wi-fi "hotspots" that give us internet access, though slow.
then was wi-fi'd to her computer,
which went through the VOIP hardware,
then was wi-fi'd back to her telephone, where it had come from originally,
and she could talk to Mike. In Utah. On his cellphone.
We hope things are being a little more straight-forward where you are.
Dave & Paula