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Old 06-19-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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As far as DSL goes, expect to get 3.0 in most areas. Not to speedy but when I lived in my old neighborhood it was quiet stable.
The above claim surprises me. We get 6.0 from ISP Atlantic Nexus over the AT&T lines, in northeastern Cobb, near hwy 92. I would have thought if we can get 6.0, it must be fairly widely available.

Our DSL is very stable and Atlantic Nexus (a.k.a. Atnex) has excellent customer service. We don't want cable TV and my spouse so disapproves of Comcast's practices he'd have trouble bringing himself to use their service if they were the only ISP on earth.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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We get 6.0 from ISP Atlantic Nexus over the AT&T lines, in northeastern Cobb, near hwy 92. I would have thought if we can get 6.0, it must be fairly widely available.
I had 6.0 DSL with AT&T, and it is available for anyone close enough to the DSLAM or central office. Because DSL is based on copper, distance in the loop matters and is the reason for difference in what speed you can get on your connection. Because of this, AT&T has built out many new DSLAMs and VRADs for DSL and U-Verse close to subdivisions.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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The above claim surprises me. We get 6.0 from ISP Atlantic Nexus over the AT&T lines, in northeastern Cobb, near hwy 92. I would have thought if we can get 6.0, it must be fairly widely available.

Our DSL is very stable and Atlantic Nexus (a.k.a. Atnex) has excellent customer service. We don't want cable TV and my spouse so disapproves of Comcast's practices he'd have trouble bringing himself to use their service if they were the only ISP on earth.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's incorrect. I've been out of the ISP biz for about 2 years now.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:15 AM
 
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Clear is here. Can't hurt to have the competition. If I ever drop my landline I'd consider Clear as an alternative to naked DSL.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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I'm using Clear right now with very few issues. I believe they have packages that let you connect remotely as well, since they use something akin to cell-phone transmitters around Atlanta.

I'm just happy to be free of Comcast in general, since I don't need their cable tv OR their phone service.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Another reason Fios will not come to Atlanta is the amount of sprawl in the area.
If that were the case, Fios wouldn't go to any large cities...
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Thanks all for the input. I'll probably just get a temporary solution until Atlanta offers something better.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Thanks all for the input. I'll probably just get a temporary solution until Atlanta offers something better.
What else could you want/need? Whatever your preference, you can get it. Cable, DSL, WiMax, U-Verse, Satellite, dial up is all available in the Atlanta area. What better solution are you expecting?
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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What else could you want/need? Whatever your preference, you can get it. Cable, DSL, WiMax, U-Verse, Satellite, dial up is all available in the Atlanta area. What better solution are you expecting?
I wouldn't say that. I don't like Comcast (very bad reputation) and U-verse is to expensive for what you get (They may limit me to 150GB a month which is pushing it. Besides, it's AT&T. ) Satellite is no good, and DSL is slow, and dial-up is unthinkable since I do web development.

There's only two choices I see (U-verse and Comcast) and they are both no good.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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dsl isnt slower. if you have fiber in your home/street or anywhere on the final loop, you are limited to 1.5mbps.. else on good old copper you can get 6


lol @ dsl being slow. you dont like comcast yet you are repeating their mantra of "we are faaaaaaaster than dsl"? funny.


in atlanta you can get comcast/cox (or was it RR,, something like that)/charter/att

in the suburbs you generally get charter OR comcast. windstream OR att.

there are a few more providers that do nothing but resell att lines. dslextreme was one if i recall the name. i havent been keeping up with the rat race lately; dont care to
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