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Old 04-14-2022, 06:29 PM
 
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Is anyone using 5G, Sat or whatever as an alternative to Mediacomm for an ISP. This is the most hated ISP I've ever had to deal with. They install routers with exploited firmware, cap speeds, kill channels for "duplicate" shows and are overall just a horrible provider. Their phone service drops constantly. Any time I've tried to install a secondary access point, everything goes haywire and I'm basically bullied into using their equipment. They specifically target rural communities to take advantage of. They're charging my parents who are not tech savvy $250/mo for phone/tv/internet and its still junk. They even force you to manage your home gateway/router through a lame AWS application that gives you zero control over your use.

I've done research, but I'm not interested in Elon's Internet and I dont even know if Verizon still offers DSL. I can't figure out if there are any wireless gateway services since the cell reception there is a bit choppy.

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Old 04-17-2022, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Lewes, DE
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I have heard good things about T-Mobile's 5G home internet, but availability is not yet nationwide (I cannot get it in Lewes). You can go to their website and check availability for any specific address.

Good luck!
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:44 AM
 
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Thanks. I checked and its no bueno. I grew up in the Clarksville area there and it always had the worst services. I would have thought by now they'd have more choices with all this growth, but you cant even get decent aDSL and regular phone itself has been poor quality. Its definitely the slowest of lower.
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I may be wrong about this, but I think it is very "regional". We have Comcast here and that is it. That may be your only choice there too. Regardless, the strength of one is the other ones weakness. They have you coming and going.
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Old 06-24-2022, 03:28 PM
 
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If you have a cell phone, check your provider for data plans. I used Consumer Cellular (no hassle online account management) unlimited data plan $55, before I switched to T-Mobile 5G. The hotspot is free. The speed was OK too. However, they slow down the speed after 34 GB or something.
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:02 PM
 
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Cells seem to be pretty spotty in Dagsboro and its probably more than my folks want to deal with anyway. They'll keep on using the MC ripoff service for now. You'd think there would be more options with the growth and the huge increase in taxes coming but the system wants their money for nothing since they get their chickens for free.
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