Is Earthlink Blocking Spectrum Subscribers?
After being an Earthlink subscriber for 25 years, the company eliminated service to my area, which forced me to switch to Spectrum internet (which turned out to be a good thing). I kept my Earthlink e-mail account for a small monthly fee. Beginning this morning, I have been unable to access _any_ Earthlink web page while logged on as a Spectrum user. I had no problems connecting to non-Earthlink websites.
While on hold with Earthlink support, I found references on the web to Earthlink suing Spectrum, so it occurred to me that Spectrum might be spitefully blocking access to Earthlink websites. The support tech said she had gotten similar complaints from other Spectrum customers today. When I connected to the internet using a VPN, I had no problem accessing Earthlink sites. As soon as I disconnected, the sites became inaccessible again. This suggests to me that it is Earthlink that is doing the blocking.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, we (and Spectrum) might want to pile on Earthlink for doing this. Alternatively, if you need to access an Earthlink web page, try doing so through a VPN.