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Old 10-16-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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We're thinking of getting stand-alone internet service (not bundled with cable) and don't want to pay a huge premium for that, and also don't want internet service with a low data cap like some have. And of course it needs to be reliable. Any recommendations? We have TWC now, but want to go with DISH or DirectTV for cable, and although DISH offers internet service, it has a low data cap which wouldn't be sufficient for us since we watch Netflix movies every day and sometimes multiple times a day. I'd also like to know which providers to avoid due to unreliable service etc. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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We're thinking of getting stand-alone internet service (not bundled with cable) and don't want to pay a huge premium for that, and also don't want internet service with a low data cap like some have. And of course it needs to be reliable. Any recommendations? We have TWC now, but want to go with DISH or DirectTV for cable, and although DISH offers internet service, it has a low data cap which wouldn't be sufficient for us since we watch Netflix movies every day and sometimes multiple times a day. I'd also like to know which providers to avoid due to unreliable service etc. Thanks.
You have almost no options here.

Where you are located will have more to do with this than anything else (posting that will help narrow down your choices).

If TWC is your cable company, that's most likely going to be your only option for cable internet.

I'd check with the local phone company for DSL or Fiber based options, but you'll probably find that they will be very close in price to what TWC is offering, and may not have better speed.

As you've already seen, satellite based internet is not going to be a real option for you (due to slow speed, low caps, and latency).
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I've had RoadRunner for Internet without TWC cable, no problems. That is, RoadRunner is the TWC internet carrier, at least in my part of the internets. I did have some DTV to go with that for a while. I do a lot of streaming, up to 500Gbs a month, no problems.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Until I started working from home and needed the bandwidth increase, I used ipglobal.net, which is independent - loved it. Service was good. When there was a problem, I got a person every time. Probably just good for SE Texas - even though I thought they did Dallas also.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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You should be asking this question in the forum for your location, your options will be limited. We can just rattle off providers but most will likely not be available in your area.
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