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Old 03-17-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Looking back at when I lived in AK, the cost of internet was dirt cheap.
Here in the tip-of-mitt of Michigan the only choice I have is DSL at about $100 a month for a crappy 1.5 Mbps download and .25 Mbps upload.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Nephler - Not for nothing, but you didn't exactly move to a 'populated' area in Michigan either.

I wouldn't expect anything different than what you posted.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Anyone had good experiences with Satellite Television and or Satellite Online Internet dish companies? When in West Texas I had Wild Blue service. Online Internet at $49 per month. Wildblue.net
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Limit amount of data you can bring down, then they start to delay your packets, to slow your speed. Slow upload speed, does not make a difference if you are just web surfing, doing email, but if you are uploading pictures it noticeable. Work @ home does not normally work due to VPN (virtual private networks) can not handle the long network latency.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Nephler - Not for nothing, but you didn't exactly move to a 'populated' area in Michigan either.

I wouldn't expect anything different than what you posted.
Very true! Just showing that it's all a matter of where you're moving from or to.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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Lack of competition.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Anyone had good experiences with Satellite Television and or Satellite Online Internet dish companies? When in West Texas I had Wild Blue service. Online Internet at $49 per month. Wildblue.net
I have had Sat TV -- DirecTV, Dish, BUD (BigDish), and Free-to-Air systems... You have to do your own cost analysis on the service. As far as its use, weather (wind, rain, and I can only assume snow) plays a big part in how well they work. Installation quality plays a big part in it.

I looked at Sat Internet and came up with the conclusion that I would only get it if no other form of getting to the internet existed, including cell hotspots... Sat Internet doesn't seem to be cost competitive, yet.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I don't know why internet is so pricy but can speak to cable's higher costs. The companies up here do not have the buying power of Time Warner and have to pay a higher amount per subscriber, similar to how smaller retailers aren't able to buy merchandise as cheaply as Walmart can. It's not a scam.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Because they can. GCI sucks and MTA is worse.. Other than that we're are you going to go and where is the competition to make either perform any better.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Found out that Time Warner Communications cable system works on any cable outlet. Self Install.
Time Warner Cable Digital TV, Internet, Phone and Home Security Service Provider
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