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Old 06-01-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Looking at a possible relocation out to the Denver area, specifically south of Denver in/near the tech center.

My understanding is that Comcast and Charter are both out that way, any one know the rough boundaries of each?
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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I think Century Link is another provider in the Denver area. We are moving in 2 weeks but we are sticking with Comcast.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:35 PM
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Location: The State of Delusion - Colorado
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It's essentially an oligopoly out here. Comcast, CenturyLink, Direct TV, and DISH are the primary cable providers. Not sure if CenturyLink has broken into the fiber optics market yet, but if not, Comcast is the sole fiber optics cable provider. CenturyLink is DSL, and they've paired with Direct or DISH for TV services I believe.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

I currently have Comcast only for an ISP. I cut the cable a while back for traditional cable TV.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Well I guess I can be somewhat more specific. I would LIKE to go to a Charter area if its at all possible, it looks like (in a VERY high overview map) that they are somewhere slightly south of Denver, just not sure HOW far south and what areas they cover.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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You'll have to check with Charter about their coverage. Honestly, I've lived in Denver for 35+ years and never heard of them.

I have Comcast; I'm in SE Denver - a bit north of the Tech Center - in a neighborhood developed - and wired for telephones - decades ago. CenturyLink hasn't brought fiber optic to our area and it can't deliver any kind of decent broadband speed to homes here over its old creaky phone lines. I'm happy with Comcast as to speed etc., and reliability, both for internet and TV (I'm currently in "on again" mode in my on again, off again, attitude to having cable TV service).

There are areas - including Stapleton which of course is nowhere near the Tech Center - where apparently Century Link has invested in decent infrastructure and can provide decent broadband service.

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I've heard of Charter but I've never seen it advertised here, which leads me to think that it's not available in the Denver metro area, since all the other companies advertise plenty.

And Suz, yes, Century Link has invested plenty here in Stapleton. They were just around here the past few days trying to sell people on the 1G plan which is now apparently up and running in my immediate area
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Charter has an office for its workers out here, but does not offer service in the Denver area. There are some parts of Colorado that they might but those tend to be more rural places.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Charter has an office for its workers out here, but does not offer service in the Denver area. There are some parts of Colorado that they might but those tend to be more rural places.
This. Charter has a dev shop in the tech center, but they have no coverage in Denver.

Comcast's the big cable player, but their TV offering is sub-par. If you wanna get a good rate on their broadband you unfortunately have to bundle in Xfinity. Don't waste your time on that IMHO.

DISH blows - both as a provider and an employer.

Haven't tried CenturyLink's PrismTV product so I have no opinion on it.

We have DirecTV. I can count the number of times the weather's knocked it out in the last 5 years on both hands.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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so, I looked a little more and I do see quite a but of charter, but it looks to be more west - in the mountains I guess?

when looking at a map where Denver wasn't specifically pointed out, I thought it was further west in the state lol
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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on a little bit different topic, If i was looking at ONLY getting internet service in Lakewood, which provider would you recommend?
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