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Old 01-10-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Default Broadband/High Speed Internet access?

Hi,

I'm looking at the Merrimack and Seacoast regions for relocation, and one thing I must have is high speed internet access at the house (my wife telecommutes and I do alot of computer work). I read in some other thread about Verizon not bringing in fiber to NH (bummer because I have that now), but what about cable and DSL access?

Can residents in these areas shed some light on what type of high speed options they have, and if so, what are the speeds (downlink and uplink if you know them). If you give me company names I can look them up for the particular areas I will be investigating.

This would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Hi,

Check out Time-Warner communications - We're in Littleton and that is where we get our cable internet service (used to be adelphia) and if we get that up here, I'm sure the more populated areas also have it When we first moved here, we were told there were places in the town that had Verizon DSL, but we were too far out. We also had the option of going with a dish/satellite connection (Direct TV/Hughes, I think it was) - again, if we had those options available up here, I'm sure the more populated areas probably also have it...hope this helps!
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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I live in Exeter and recently upgraded my internet connection to Verizon's FiOS (fiber optics). I am very happy with the speed and have had no problems with it. I highly recommend it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Cookeville, TN
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I live in Londonderry and subscribe to Adelphia High Speed Internet. It will soon be Comcast though as a result of the recent by-out. Just recently Verizon has become available both high speed and DSL. I believe most of southern NH has access to cable over the interent, no problem. Adeplhia/Comcast offers speeds up to 15mg for additional cost if you are interested. Typically, I get between 3-5mg D/L speeds and theservice is pretty dependable.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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This is all very good news. Glad to see that you can sneak technology into your wonderful scenery!

Thanks and I'll check out the websites of those companies to verify the availability before I make any decisions.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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Innerweb? Internoot? Whut's that? We don't get no fancy 'lectronical stuff up here in Cow Hampshire, boy!

(kidding--sort of)

Got Metrocast in Rochester. Doesn't seem to be a problem. In fact, just ran a speed test on CNET's bandwidth tester and came up with over 3100 Kbps (IOW, faster than a full T-1 connection). But I'd suspect true speed is closer to 2000 Kbps--still not bad (means I could download a 20 MB file in about a minute and a half).
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:19 PM
 
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Innerweb? Internoot? Whut's that? We don't get no fancy 'lectronical stuff up here in Cow Hampshire, boy!

(kidding--sort of)
Funny stuff! I appreciate the info from everyone and look forward to our relo.

On a side note, I grew up in Rochester NY. I thought the only other Rochester was in Michigan. Guess I was wrong...

Thanks a heap!
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Merrimack,NH
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I live in Merrimack,NH and Comcast has taken over from Adelphia. The cable telecommunications is very reliable and you can expect about 300 Kbytes/sec depending on your location. Cost is about $120/month with HBO, and a couple hundred channels and Video on Demand. No fiber yet around here.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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I am in Littleton, Time Warner (defunct Adelphia) has not proven reliable. My connection has been unstable for several weeks, live tech support by phone essentially consists in putting you on hold for over 25 min and then transfering you to some other guy, who again puts you on hold (I gave up after 3 attempts).
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Default Jude1

Are you right in the town? We're outside of the town proper and have had no problems at all.....just curious
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