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Old 12-24-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I have Road Runner for my ISP. I read they are going to begin charging $3.95 a month for modem rental. I chatted with a Time Warner agent today and he confirmed it.
For the year 2012 I have been paying $53.95 for internet alone.

I live in KCK and would like to know of an alternative, if there is any and the service you receive.
With the cost of food, etc going up I'd like to lower my internet bill if possible.
I wonder, is the internet classified as a utility now like electricity and gas? LOL

I read where Google Fiber for the lowest price will be $300 with the next 7 years free. Of course no one knows how it runs yet as it's not scheduled to be completed until the summer of 2013.

Thank you for your time.

Last edited by Dawter; 12-24-2012 at 05:33 PM.. Reason: added text
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Where did you see/hear that about the modem charge? I ask because I recently participated in a survey where that $3.95 month modem charge was mentioned, but I understood it was simply a proposal at this point. Perhaps it's farther along than I thought.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Where did you see/hear that about the modem charge? I ask because I recently participated in a survey where that $3.95 month modem charge was mentioned, but I understood it was simply a proposal at this point. Perhaps it's farther along than I thought.
Like I said, I talked to a TW rep

Just Google "Time Warner $3.95.

Time Warner launches $3.95 modem charge - Times Union

Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee | PCWorld

Some people are filing suits against TW-
Time Warner $3.95 | Stop the Cap!
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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I'm just biding my time until Google Fiber is available where I live. I have been with Time Warner and its predecessor since 1986 (Telecable), but the prices keep going up and my husband is always complaining about it messing up and not getting channels (he uses the cable card from Time Warner with Tivo DVR) sometimes. Once Google Fiber is available, we will switch.

My husband keeps wanting to switch NOW to AT&T U-Verse or something besides Time Warner. I'm not convinced anything else would be better. I have friends with Comcast who complain more about it than people do about Tim Warner. I think the only thing that's going to be perceptibly better than the rest is Google Fiber. I may be wrong.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I have AT&T U-Verse which is better than TW by a mile.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I'm just biding my time until Google Fiber is available where I live. I have been with Time Warner and its predecessor since 1986 (Telecable), but the prices keep going up and my husband is always complaining about it messing up and not getting channels (he uses the cable card from Time Warner with Tivo DVR) sometimes. Once Google Fiber is available, we will switch.

My husband keeps wanting to switch NOW to AT&T U-Verse or something besides Time Warner. I'm not convinced anything else would be better. I have friends with Comcast who complain more about it than people do about Tim Warner. I think the only thing that's going to be perceptibly better than the rest is Google Fiber. I may be wrong.
In the meantime, call T-W and tell them you're thinking of dropping them for U-Verse (even if you're not serious at this time). I got about a $20 reduction from them on my $145.00/month total bill (cable and internet).
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I would drop Time Warner in a second if we had an alternative. FiOS is available across the street, but so far there are no plans being made to

The icing on the cake was talking to a customer service reps in the Philippines, blaming constant disconnects because we are a Mac household.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I have AT&T U-Verse which is better than TW by a mile.
How do you mean "better?" In price, service or what?
All I use from TW is the internet. But paying over $50 a month just for internet is what I'd like to save on. I don't even know what all AT&T U-verse is. I see the commercials but figure its not for me as I just have a laptop and need to get on the internet for work and also surfing the usual stuff.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Originally Posted by luzianne View Post
I'm just biding my time until Google Fiber is available where I live. I have been with Time Warner and its predecessor since 1986 (Telecable), but the prices keep going up and my husband is always complaining about it messing up and not getting channels (he uses the cable card from Time Warner with Tivo DVR) sometimes. Once Google Fiber is available, we will switch.

My husband keeps wanting to switch NOW to AT&T U-Verse or something besides Time Warner. I'm not convinced anything else would be better. I have friends with Comcast who complain more about it than people do about Tim Warner. I think the only thing that's going to be perceptibly better than the rest is Google Fiber. I may be wrong.
I went to the Google Fiber website and its supposed to be here in the summer of 2013. I read that its $300 for the first year and free for the next 7 years. Sounds like a good deal...LOL I'm not quite sure I read that right.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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I went to the Google Fiber website and its supposed to be here in the summer of 2013. I read that its $300 for the first year and free for the next 7 years. Sounds like a good deal...LOL I'm not quite sure I read that right.
Sounds good to me!
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