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Old 03-18-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Originally Posted by RayinAK View Post
Well, in Alaska it's both wireless and wired internet service. The wired ones can be cable DSL, or landline DSL, but what sets the cost is the speed you want. The basic cost for a slow wired DSL service from ACS or GCI (cable) is around $48.00 plus tax a month. This is still quite expensive compared to the same service in the lower-48, and the reason may be because GCI and ACS pretty much have a stronghold on that portion of market. However, AT&T plus other companies have introduced competition to the local companies and often offer reduced prices. But as long as the market (customers) are willing to pay the price, all the companies involved will just maintain relatively equal prices for services. They may give a little discounts here and there to attract certain customers, but one has to shop around. What I do is to call the company on the telephone every six months or so, and ask for a discount. These discounts are offered when the companies change service plans, but don't tell you about it if you have been a customer of theirs. They just change plans to attract new customers.
That is what I pay MTA each month. $49.99 includes DSL and basic phone services.

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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 had Dish Network for three years before canceling. They have three or four satellites, but only one is available in Alaska and you need at least a 3 meter dish in order to have uninterupted service. By the time I canceled, I was getting maybe 20 or so days of good reception every month. The weather did not seem to matter. Some days when it rained or snowed, I got great reception. Other days it was clear and sunny and I would have no reception.
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