Who is your ISP?

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  1. Principessa

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    I have been using a cable modem through various cable companys since 2002 with minimal difficulty. We currently have the bundle from Comcast. Since the one year discount rate is over, mom wants to switch everything over to the DirecTv bundle, they offer a landline and internet service as well. Personally, I don't care if she switches the tv and phone but I'd like to stay with the cable modem. I vaguely recall someone telling me that a satellite ISP like DirecTv were fast when receiving data, but slow sending data. Is this still true?

    I very briefly had Verizon DSL back in 2003. It sucked, and I went back to the cable modem.

    • Who is your Internet Service Provider?
    • Are you satisfied with the service you receive from them?
    • How often do you have outages?
    • How long do the outages last?
     
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    "im fed up with you guys always calling through dinner....."

    i have virgin media. Its fast when you can get it, but it does have a habit of getting lost in this house. however that could possibly be becuase theres about 7 networks in very close proximity that may be stronger.... not had a problem with it, and we get it cheap too as we get £15 paid for it by the government becuase one of our housemates is dyslexic.
     
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    i like comcast also but when verizon offered a better package for $99.00, I went to comcasts' office and they met the price for 1 year. Time to do it again since the year is up..............believe me they don't wanna lose a customer. ***Have had no outages at all.
     
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    You have got to be kidding me?!!? :eek: :261: Dyslexics don't even get a discount on erasers in the USA! :mad:

    Okay, new rule: This question can only be answered by people in the contiguous 48 states. I'm not hating on the UK or the rest of the world; but I need to hear about companys that exist where I am. :redface:
     
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    Unfortunately I have no other choice than to use Telefuckingfonica as there monopoly hasn't quite ended yet. You can use other providers but Telefonica still own the line and you can guess what happens if you have a line problem and are using another provider. :mad:

    It's bloody expensive too at around €60 a month for line rental and 3mb ADSL.

    Hopefully that makes you feel better Principessa.
     
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    and you'd think with the amount they would get wrong.... To be fair, i could imagine the right wingers over there going crazy if Obama gave them discounts on Erasers.

    "why do they need erasers? To erase the Constitution and write love letters to stalin? Communist!!!!!"
     
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    Just what are you uploading that you need all that bandwidth, huh??
     
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    Midget porn. :biggrin1:

    All joking aside.

    When I signed up for Satellite service offered by Direct TV we were referred to AT&T.

    At first I had their UVerse service. Fastest DSL I have ever had. I was very happy with cable until we moved (you know the story).

    I now have regular DSL service with AT&T as UVerse is not yet available here in my area. Why that is the case, I have no idea since my entire city has had fiber optic cabling for almost a decade now.

    If the phone lines in your home are newer, DSL should be better. The older wiring, the slower the service is going to be. At least it has been in my experience. I signed up for the Elite service because the wiring here is older and so far, I am happier than expected.

    I have not at had one issue with this service so far.

    When all of the warships were deployed out of the Naval weapons station in Long Beach at the start of the war, my cable was down for 4 days. That was the worst outage. I hate Comcast/Time Warner as they are way too expensive not to mention the plethora of taxes they charge.
     
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    :rofl: hahaha Sad, but that is so TRUE! :biggrin1: :lmao:

    I like to know that when I send an e-mail it will get there lickety-split, not in 3 hours which was often the case when I had DSL in the past. :cool:

     
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    Oh_Yeah, you know I only watch gay, redneck porn. A.K.A. your high school years. :biggrin1:
     
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    I dumped Comcast for FiOS (TV and Internet). I told them what I had on Comcast in terms of channels and everything (I had HBO, SHO and MAX bundled for $30 from a grandfathered rate of $10 in 2000).

    FiOs gave me more channels, free HD and faster internet for over $35 less per month.

    When I had Comcast, my internet and TV would intermittently stop working for no reason. With FiOs, I have never had an interruption in service and my download speeds are over twice as fast (with no upload and download limits or fees).

    My HDTV rocks. I am extremely happy with the switch thus far.
     
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    If that's the case, you know that I was rockin' that redneck cock ring! :biggrin1:
     
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    I have been tempted to switch to Verizon (and I basically get mail from the FIOS people DAILY...) but it would be such a shame to give up my current e-mail address :cool:

    FleshlightMouth@[B]cox[/B].net
     
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    Thank you! This was helpful. :yup:
     
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    Road Runner through Time Warner Cable
    I'm satisfied with their service. It's not cheap, but it works great.
    Never had an outage in 7 years.
     
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