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Old 02-03-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Please tell me my options for high speed internet access. I will be working from home full time and will need to be continuously connected at good speeds for at least 8-10 hours per day.

Most likely we'd like to transfer the Dish network account we currently have for our TV.

I did a search on this but found mostly 2007 information.

Thanks! I am just full of questions this week .....
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I primarily work out of my home office and have RoadRunner from TWC.

Since we set up our TWC account in August, I've had maybe 2-3 outages during a workday, but none lasted for more than an hour.

I've never had another internet access provide since moving to CLT so I cannot comment on any other possible options.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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My wife works out of the house every day for 8 hours a day and has had very few problems with TWC. She has been doing it for more than two years now. They may try to sell you "business class" service for an extra $50 a month. You may want to try the regular first. She works with documents on a server in DC and it has been plenty fast.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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My wife works out of the house every day for 8 hours a day and has had very few problems with TWC. She has been doing it for more than two years now. They may try to sell you "business class" service for an extra $50 a month. You may want to try the regular first. She works with documents on a server in DC and it has been plenty fast.
True enough - I have found out in the past that when setting up anything for a home office (internet, phone service, etc.) don't mention that it is business based, as the provider will try to bump up the prices on you (with the rationalization that you're probably not paying for it, your company is, so you won't worry about it).

I just have the regular Road Runner, our company's server is in NYC, and I have no speed issues.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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really, the only high-speed internet choice here is Time-Warner Cable. The others really don't measure up.

Not a fan of them, but, they pretty much have a monopoly.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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I'm on TWC turbo 24/7, and have experienced very few problems. We considered DISH but the DISH rep actually told us they are fine for tv but they can't match TWC for internet speed.

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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I have Windstream DSl. Very fast and reliable. I have their top tier speed which is rated at 12Mps.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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I had Windstream (because they had the fastest service) for about two months. After at least 20 calls to tech support and 3 visits from repair techs (one of whom actually showed up) my service was still extremely unreliable and slow due to bad lines. They never did fix it.

I wound up switching to TWC and get their full advertised speed all the time - no slow downs or outages (that I've noticed so far).

YMMV depending on what neighborhood you're in and bandwidth demands/saturation of the service though.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Default Thanks for all the info!

This is very helpful.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Right outside of Charlotte Uptown
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There's a new option in town now. AT&T's U Verse. They say you have to bundle Internet with TV though.
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