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Old 03-08-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I am planning to move to Fargo next month. I work at home on-line and have used cable Internet for the past 10 years in several different states without problems. However, I am reading terrible things about Cable One online. Does anyone know what the other options would be for reliable/reasonably priced internet service in Fargo? I feel really ignorant about this as I have always used cable without any problems. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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I am planning to move to Fargo next month. I work at home on-line and have used cable Internet for the past 10 years in several different states without problems. However, I am reading terrible things about Cable One online. Does anyone know what the other options would be for reliable/reasonably priced internet service in Fargo? I feel really ignorant about this as I have always used cable without any problems. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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We have Cableone at home and haven't had any difficulties.
Other options that you may want to look into are i29.net, Ideaone telecom, and if you're on the west side of the city, Midcontinent Communications.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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Thanks very much . I guess sometimes in reading reviews online you get a disproportionate amount people who like to complain. They were saying there are lots of outages and overcharged for going over usage. I have had no problems with Cox and no usage limits so don't want to get an unpleasant surprise especially since I need Internet to be reliable for work. By west side, do you mean West Fargo? Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Yes--west Fargo but also some of the utilities' territories are based on older city limits. For example Xcel energy provides power for most of Fargo but Cass county electric takes over south of 32nd avenue s. Used to be rural but no longer is. It's always worth asking about options.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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I switched from CableOne to Midcontinent, and am glad that I did. There are considerably fewer service outages than we had with CableOne.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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Thanks for letting me know. I am a bit worried about outages with CableOne. I will be living near downtown and not eligible for MidContinent - not in their service area. Do you or does anyone know anything about the other two companies mentioned, i29.net, Ideaone telecom
Thanks again.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Here are some reviews on Cableone.

Cable One


It's pretty funny, because if you have ever had another cable provider you understand how bad they are.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Thanks for letting me know. I am a bit worried about outages with CableOne. I will be living near downtown and not eligible for MidContinent - not in their service area. Do you or does anyone know anything about the other two companies mentioned, i29.net, Ideaone telecom
Thanks again.
I have a MIFI from Verizon. It's about the size of a cell phone and it receives like a cell phone. So if you have cell service, you have MIFI. I pay $49 a month and am allowed 5G. For $69 a month you get 10G. I am on the internet from 6am until almost midnight, 7 days a week and have never went over 5G But, I do not dowload music or movies and such.

A MIFI device is 4G or 3G and what it does is provide a hotspot for 5 devices. So I can run 5 devices via WIFI in my home. I have a desk top computer, a laptop computer and my cell phone all use WIFI. My neighbor often connects to my MIFI from over 150 feet away, so the signal is good. I have it set up as a secure network but I gave her the password as she has a Kendal and uses it for email only, about 3 times a week.

The MIFI has a battery that is good for about 6 hours and fits in my pocket. So when I travel I have WIFI with me.

Something funny. Recently I was in the VA hospital. They installed WIFI about 6 months ago. From my room (8 rooms away from the nurses station) I could not connect on their WIFI. So I had my daughter bring my MIFI into the hospital. With it turned on, I could walk anywhere on that floor and had great signal with my MIFI setting on my tray along side the bed. The nurses said that at the nurses station, my MIFI had a better signal then their WIFI that is installed there. hahahaha

It's a thought. It is slower than cable, obviously, however, it's plenty fast and it is considered broadband. You might look into it. It will work anywhere and if you move or travel, just put it in your pocket and take it with you. It would keep you from having to hook up to a cable company.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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I ended up getting i29. I have a GREAT signal where I am near downtown-- just as good as cable where I lived before and no problems. Would definitely recommend if you can get in their high signal coverage area. Only problem is I have decided that Fargo is not where I want to live!! I am being awakened every night in my apt. bldg. by people coming home from the bars!! I will post separately about this in the ND Forum. I lived in GF in the early 1990s and it was off the beaten track enough for me then. . But Fargo is definitely not off the beaten track anymore!!
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