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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Scott AFB, IL Southern
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Default Internet and phone

Are there ways in COS to get internet without the phone line, We use our cell phones and dont want to pay for a house line, also I dont need cable
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Unread 05-19-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Comcast: The Official Website | High Speed Internet | Cable | Telephone Service

BTW, you can get comcast without having their cable services.
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Unread 05-20-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: 80919 Rockrimmon yO!
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That's exactly what I have with qwest. I only have DSL, no phone. Costs $40 a month.
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Unread 05-21-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Larkspur, CO
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Depending on where you are, if DSL is available from Qwest, it cost about 10 bucks more a month to have DSL without a phone line, so silver package, like Ryan said, 40 bucks.

Also, you may want to check out some of the wireless services mentioned in some other recent threads that might be available at your location. They were more for people in the "boonies", but still may be available in other locations.
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Unread 05-21-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: 80919 Rockrimmon yO!
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Yeah satellite internet is pricey, but works very well. My old man has hughsnet down in Fountain.
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Unread 05-21-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yeah satellite internet is pricey, but works very well. My old man has hughsnet down in Fountain.
The big issue with satellite internet is demand throttling. They have a "fair use" policy that clamps data rates down to a trickle if you exceed their daily bandwidth threshold for fair use, which is a bit nebulous to define.

For people that do a lot of high-volume downloading, like streaming video for example, it can be a real drag.

The other problem with satellite internet is the lag time induced by the great distances the signal has to travel up/down to the satellite (36,000+ nm, and around a quarter-second of lag). For voice over IP it causes a very bothersome delay, and for applications like real-time gaming the delay can be a real killer, too.

If you're out in the country, or on an RV, it may be the way to go. Terrestrial options, including cable, DSL, and terrestrial microwave (like Kellin, Falcon broadband etc) are generally a better choice when available.
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Unread 05-21-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: 80919 Rockrimmon yO!
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Seriously, my father is a new home builder on the property just south and east of Ft. Carson, and there are no phone or cable lines out there yet, so satellite is the only option.

I've spent many days there, and streamed all the video I could get my hands on, and I have to say, it's very comparable to my 3.0 meg DSL. I didn't notice any slowdowns or delays whatsover.
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