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Old 05-17-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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Looking for a high speed or DSL service for internet. Any recommendations?

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Bellsouth if you can get it 6 years and up 100%
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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we are using windstream (cable modem) dh refuses to go DSL...
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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They explained to me there is a difference between cable and DSL, although the speed might be the same, but you'll have Main computer hooked up to a wire, the Other computer will get the same speed with DSl without affecting the speed of the Main computer, while with cable the bandwidth splits between the computers, so it might get slower the more computers get on it.
Anyhow, I'm with Bellsouth DSL, I am not too happy.
Then you might think of the cost factor. You can't have DSL without having a land phone (so you pay for it separately) while with cable you can...and they also offer you a digital phone (just in case you do need a land phone)so it might sound like the cable deal is better...only my land line is $27 a month and a digital phone is $40. Cable Vs DSL is also more expensive.
anyhow this is a total nightmare once you decide to make a choice...
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I love my bellsouth DSL
they techs are idiots so don't get it for that reason but if you have a problem like I did with my modem, if you yell justs right the guys at the call center in the Phillipines will transfer you to a supervisor who is in the US of course and take care of it.

I wish I had access to Time Warner cable but its not available in my neighborhood. Not that I would imagine their customer service would be much better.

The best hope for getting help with your problems is having a friend NOT calling in to the company.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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We have both Bell South DSL and TW cable. My wife works on the DSL and I work on the cable. We are both hardwired into wireless routers. My cable drops oh, I'd say 2 to 3 times per day for a few minutes at a time.

We have some redundancy here since my wife and I both work at home. We can swap to one anothers network wirelessly if our own connection is down. I'm constantly swapping from hardwired cable to wireless dsl but my wife rarely has to swap to my cable wirelessly (twice in 4 months).

If it weren't for the hassle of rewiring my voip phones to work with the dsl, I'd drop cable. Just my opinion though and could vary depending on your location. I'll probably switch to DSL at some point as it seems to be more stable and hardly ever down.

Adelphia 8 meg service was awesome and I never had any issues. When they bellied up and TW took over, the service went to hell. I downgraded to 3 meg service since I rarely get over that speed anyway and was paying for 8 meg service. I can't blame TW for not putting too much money into upgrades and repairs as the towns have them in limbo by trying to decide whether or not to purchase the old adelphia setup.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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We have both Bell South DSL and TW cable. My wife works on the DSL and I work on the cable. We are both hardwired into wireless routers. My cable drops oh, I'd say 2 to 3 times per day for a few minutes at a time.

We have some redundancy here since my wife and I both work at home. We can swap to one anothers network wirelessly if our own connection is down. I'm constantly swapping from hardwired cable to wireless dsl but my wife rarely has to swap to my cable wirelessly (twice in 4 months).

If it weren't for the hassle of rewiring my voip phones to work with the dsl, I'd drop cable. Just my opinion though and could vary depending on your location. I'll probably switch to DSL at some point as it seems to be more stable and hardly ever down.

Adelphia 8 meg service was awesome and I never had any issues. When they bellied up and TW took over, the service went to hell. I downgraded to 3 meg service since I rarely get over that speed anyway and was paying for 8 meg service. I can't blame TW for not putting too much money into upgrades and repairs as the towns have them in limbo by trying to decide whether or not to purchase the old adelphia setup.

Hmm, I was considering doing what you're doing- I have Alltell DSL and was contemplating getting TWs 8meg service. I guess I can try it for 90 days and see how it goes, although to get almost a 3rd of the max download bandwidth is a little dissapointing...
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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Hmm, I was considering doing what you're doing- I have Alltell DSL and was contemplating getting TWs 8meg service. I guess I can try it for 90 days and see how it goes, although to get almost a 3rd of the max download bandwidth is a little dissapointing...
Yeah, unfortunately lots of times my bandwidth will drop down below 300k typically when voip starts breaking up I know it's low. It might just be limited to my area though.
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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High speed via TWC
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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I have High Speed Cable through TW Cable and love it. I've never had an issue with it dropping or slowing down. it is lightning fast. It may depend on which area you are in and how congested it is. Everyone I know in Clt has TW high speed. I used to have AOL High Speed through Time Warner and just dropped it for Roadrunner service.
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