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Old 03-11-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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just curious, what kind of speed are you getting with embarq..

you can test at Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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You'll want check on this, but I think you have to have cable service to get internet from Cox. I may be wrong but it was that way several years ago when I hooked up. I have had Cox internet for years and have been very happy with it even though, as a former broadcaster, I hate paying a cable company for TV. We recently bundled our phone with the other service and except for the cable bill we are very satisfied with the set up. It all comes in through the prewired cable in the walls. Sorry I can't answer the wiring question for the sat feed, but am wondering why you couldn't use the same cable for all and split the feeds as we do for phone, TV, and internet. If not I think I'd be tempted to run the sat feed lines along the baseboards and save a bunch of money.

Nah, we currently have just internet w/ Cox, so that's not an issue. It's all about getting the best service, with a reasonable price. The most important thing, though, is the stability of the service.

As for splitting the signal, the satellite technology is such that it simply can not be 'split' in a traditional sense and it can't be shared w/ other services (ie. internet). I appreciate the feedback though!
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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just curious, what kind of speed are you getting with embarq..

you can test at Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
We currently have the 10Mbps w/ Cox (but it varies from 6Mbps -10...currently it's @8.3M), but when we move on Monday, both companies can offer us 10Mbps....
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You'll want check on this, but I think you have to have cable service to get internet from Cox.
You can have internet alone. You get a better price if you have cable, but DirectTV is so much better than I'm willing to pay the extra.

Generally speaking, DSL (what Embarq offers) is noticeably slower than cable internet access. This is one thing you might want to take into account. I had a friend who switched to Embarq from Cox and is now switching back.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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go with the fastest from cox 18mbps.. they leave it wide open... i get 25-30mbps
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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go with the fastest from cox 18mbps.. they leave it wide open... i get 25-30mbps
Actually, that's what we have...the "Premier" level, my bad.


The fear w/ Embarq is that it will cost more and be, as orca17 said, noticeably slower. *sigh* This shouldn't be this hard, right? lol
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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you don't have the fastest if you are at the 10mbps plan
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You can have internet alone. You get a better price if you have cable, but DirectTV is so much better than I'm willing to pay the extra.

Generally speaking, DSL (what Embarq offers) is noticeably slower than cable internet access. This is one thing you might want to take into account. I had a friend who switched to Embarq from Cox and is now switching back.
That's what I had heard about DSL too.

Just curious: why is Direct TV better, and how do you get local TV? Do you get all the same shows that you get on Cox? Do you have to pay extra to have Tivo or does Direct TV have something like Cox's DVR? Do you know if cost is about the same for either service?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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DirectTV still offers the major local networks like KVBC and such...

DirectTV does have DVR, I don't remember the fee though...
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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DSL is inherently inferior to cable. However the cable boys can reverse that.

From what I have seen Cox runs a pretty good shop. We actually had a fall off in performance, complained and cox ran it down, fixed a bad connector and restored high speed service.

The cable company is actually in a better position to maintain a lhigh bandwidth if they chose to. The bottleneck on DSL lis the local wiring. The bottleneck on cable is how big a set they serivce from a given distribution point. Cable can easily expand its available bandwidth. DSL cannot.

In the end game you want the guy who runs the optic fibre to your house. More likely Cox than Embarq. But I think that a way off in Las Vegas.
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