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Old 06-30-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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That's about the same as Charter / AT&T is here. By the time you add HD, and a couple of second tier specialty packages, your in the $200 range.
It is interesting to hear how much folks end up paying.

We pay $19/month for DSL.

But there is no FIOS, TWC, ATT, WIFI, or Comcast in our town. Just a phone company that provides our DSL.




We are around 25 miles from the phone company.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Did you ever think you would be dropping $200 a month for 5 or 6 tv channels a few hours a night and surf the web once in awhile?
To tell you the truth we didn't when working. We had other things needed done I time available.now retired we have time in even ing to do it and its worth more to us.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I've been using FiOS for nearly a decade, and I love it. However, I'm thinking about jumping ship. Time Warner has been advertising 300 MB service, plus they have an extensive WiFi network that is available if you are a subscriber. Verizon doesn't have anything like this in my area.

What are the pros and cons of Time Warner vs. FiOS?
Are you referring to this

Verizon Wi-Fi?

These public hotspots are available with Verizon FIOS and on Verizon DSL, with the more expensive packages. But not in your area?
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Are you referring to this

Verizon Wi-Fi?

These public hotspots are available with Verizon FIOS and on Verizon DSL, with the more expensive packages. But not in your area?
'Verizon DSL' ? Googling it I see 'bundled' service packages, so I guess that means Verizon is also a cable company in some areas? Is that true?

Here the only thing Verizon does is the cellphone towers along the interstate. Verizon moved into this state in 2010.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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'Verizon DSL' ? Googling it I see 'bundled' service packages, so I guess that means Verizon is also a cable company in some areas? Is that true?

Here the only thing Verizon does is the cellphone towers along the interstate. Verizon moved into this state in 2010.
Verizon is (or was) the local telephone provider in many parts of the country. In those locations they also provide internet (DSL the same as most local phone providers do), and Cable in markets where they have FiOS (fiber optic) service.

They were formerly named Bell Atlantic, and renamed to Verizon when they merged with GTE in 2000.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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'Verizon DSL' ? Googling it I see 'bundled' service packages, so I guess that means Verizon is also a cable company in some areas? Is that true?

Here the only thing Verizon does is the cellphone towers along the interstate. Verizon moved into this state in 2010.
Oh I see. Well then no, it would not be available to you. So Time Warner would be your option, if you want the free hotspot option.

Verizon offers cable TV in those areas that they laid optical fiber. That is not available in the majority of the country.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Oh I see. Well then no, it would not be available to you. So Time Warner would be your option, if you want the free hotspot option.

Verizon offers cable TV in those areas that they laid optical fiber. That is not available in the majority of the country.
Time Warner is not in our town. I think they moved into the county seat, so they are in this county, none of our adjacent towns have TWC either.
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