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Old 08-07-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Wondering how reliable the High Speed Internet service is in the area? Do you experience a lot of outages? Is DSL available or Cable Internet only? Interested in Covington since my house is there but still interested in hearing about reliability with ALL service providers in the area since they likely cover the OH side as well as Covington and NKY.
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:40 PM
 
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Time Warner Cable's internet service has been reliable and satisfactory for the 15 years we've been using it. Cable TV is beyond horrible, but I realize you didn't ask about that. Just wanted to vent.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:22 PM
 
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Time Warner Cable's internet service has been reliable and satisfactory for the 15 years we've been using it. Cable TV is beyond horrible, but I realize you didn't ask about that. Just wanted to vent.
Thanks. I used TWC for the internet years ago and I had a good reliable connection both times for years. Right now I am using Sudden Link and prior to that Comcast when I was in Indy. Both are terrible for internet reliability.

Relieved to hear TWC has not dropped in terms of their internet reliability all these years. I'm very dependent upon the internet especially when my flea powered radio station hits the air there. Cable TV I don't need to know about. No time to watch and I limit myself to some of the over the air shows each week.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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I have (because it's what's available to residents of the apartment building) this strange creature that seems to be unsecured wireless (at least the anti-virus keeps saying something like "anyone can see what you are doing") that you can't access unless you fork over $25 per month to the company that provides the television service to the residents of the apartment building. You do not have to subscribe to the television service to get the wireless.

Is it reliable? I don't know for sure as for some unknown reason it stopped working twice in July, but I didn't call in to explore the matter as not too long afterwards it started working again. My neighbor has Cincinnati Bell, but that developed a problem, too.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:59 PM
 
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I have (because it's what's available to residents of the apartment building) this strange creature that seems to be unsecured wireless (at least the anti-virus keeps saying something like "anyone can see what you are doing") that you can't access unless you fork over $25 per month to the company that provides the television service to the residents of the apartment building. You do not have to subscribe to the television service to get the wireless.

Is it reliable? I don't know for sure as for some unknown reason it stopped working twice in July, but I didn't call in to explore the matter as not too long afterwards it started working again. My neighbor has Cincinnati Bell, but that developed a problem, too.
How long did it stop working each time it happened?

Is it Time Warner Cable? May be a reseller providing the service which could mean the source of the internet may not be TWC but possibly satellite.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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How long did it stop working each time it happened?

Is it Time Warner Cable? May be a reseller providing the service which could mean the source of the internet may not be TWC but possibly satellite.
How long did it stop working each time it happened?

Didn't time it, but seems like it was different duration.

Is it Time Warner Cable?

To the best of my knowledge, no. (I just signed up recently.)
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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Carpathian Peasant. I see that the only two choices for internet service in Covington are TWC and Cincinnati Bell. Would be interested to find out who your provider is, if you don't mind telling?

I seem to recall that DSL can still work during a power outage as long as you've got a battery back up to keep power going to your modem and computer. Need to find out of TWC Internet will still work if the power goes out. Otherwise I will have to go with Cincinnati Bell Fioptics which is a DSL service.

Most of the shows I will air on my station come via the internet. That being the case it is essential that I have a reliable connection. At some point, if the station succeeds and I can find a way to put a small satellite dish (4 to 6 feet) on my property (assuming that it will see the right satellite where I can obtain many shows on C Band) then I can essentially bypass using the internet for most of my shows.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Carpathian Peasant. I see that the only two choices for internet service in Covington are TWC and Cincinnati Bell. Would be interested to find out who your provider is, if you don't mind telling?

I seem to recall that DSL can still work during a power outage as long as you've got a battery back up to keep power going to your modem and computer. Need to find out of TWC Internet will still work if the power goes out. Otherwise I will have to go with Cincinnati Bell Fioptics which is a DSL service.

Most of the shows I will air on my station come via the internet. That being the case it is essential that I have a reliable connection. At some point, if the station succeeds and I can find a way to put a small satellite dish (4 to 6 feet) on my property (assuming that it will see the right satellite where I can obtain many shows on C Band) then I can essentially bypass using the internet for most of my shows.

I'm sending you the name and address of where I send the $25 by private message.

Don't think I should post anything like company names as I have no idea of how "the creature" works.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm sending you the name and address of where I send the $25 by private message.

Don't think I should post anything like company names as I have no idea of how "the creature" works.
Thanks. Got the info.
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