Back in 1999-2000 or so I got my first 56k ISP account with a local company called MNInter.Net. Eventually I graduated to DSL. Then the company got sold.
Then it got sold again.
And then today I get a call from whoever last bought our account saying that they turned our Internet connection off because they received a notice from the Entertainment Software Association that claimed that we had pirated software.
...which is funny because the only thing I have torrented in the past year is Ubuntu. You know, Linux. Freeware Linux.
Fuck you, USFamily.Net. Fuck you right in the teeth. Fuck your spammy-looking homepage. Fuck your rude customer service rep. Fuck your jumping to conclusions and fuck your false accusations.
And also, fuck the Entertainment Software Association and your phone guy who didn't want to believe that wardriving is a real thing or that perhaps one of our neighbors was using our wifi while I didn't have our router locked down (while setting up the PS3 on the network), or even when it was (it's really not that hard to hack a router).
I'm going with ipHouse, a local company just around the corner from me at work and the only ISP in town that has a favorable review on Yelp.