...not internet connections. I finally had cable internet hooked up. After ten minutes of using it you wonder how you could have dealt with phone line connection for so long. Martha is right, "It's a good thing."
But in the process I had some computer issues that I needed help with. In the Yellow Pages I discovered an outfit named Friendly Computers (www.friendlycomputers.com). They are a national franchise that offers mobile computer services.
I called at 10 am and he was at my door by 3 pm. He was able to find my network card that the computer was not even registering as a device. He finished the cable installation and added some RAM that I had on hand. It took him an hour and twenty minutes but he only charged me for an hour. He was a very good tech. The machine and hookup are running like champs.
Their hourly rates are similar to a decent car repair shop or plumber. I would highly recommend them to anyone (such as myself) who is "computer-challenged". It saves a lot of aggravation.