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Old 08-24-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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I am looking to move to Brookline. Due to working at home it is imperative that we have high speed internet. Could someone tell me some companies that offer it so I can check them out.
Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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My suggestion is to call the town hall and find out who provides telephone as well as cable service for the town. I am fairly sure you will have cable modem and DSL options...but call to double check (and perhaps even for the specific addresses you are looking at)- Brookline isn't that remote.

Many satellite providers also offer two-way satellite high speed internet to those with no other options. Due to the nature of the connection it is a high latency connection though (meaning that tasks requiring very frequent/near-instant momentary updates such as gaming will run very poorly...but things like large downloads/e-mail/web browsing will be fine). Satellite is line of site though- so weather and other objects (mountains/trees) can degrade/block the signal.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Brookline, New Hampshire (http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/brookline.html - broken link)

This provides information on the town of Brookline, including town hall numbers, utility info, etc.

Fairpoint (as in many towns) is provider of telephone and DSL services. While I had no problem with their service (unlike many...) they are known for making errors on their billing. In fact, one of their internal billing errors has resulted in a derogatory mark on my credit report, resulting in a rise of percentage rate on one of my credit cards. After 9+ months of dealing with them, the error is STILL not corrected.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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I would avoid Fairpoint. It is a mess and will be one for a very long time. You can google them and read about it on various message boards. There is even a thread or two here in the NH forums about the mess it is.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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sometimes you can't avoid Fairpoint. If they are the only carrier for the area, and all other (cable, cell phone) either don't cover or are way too expensive - there's no choice. I had to go with Fairpoint for our phone, and they had it hooked up a day early (luckily the house was vacant), and so far things seem ok.

but that aside, cable and satellite will also cover internet.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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thanks for the help...I hadn't ever heard of fairpoint.

so who does cable?
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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thanks for the help...I hadn't ever heard of fairpoint.

so who does cable?
Depends on the town...we have Charter, but there is Comcast and I think a few others in the state.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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thanks for the help...I hadn't ever heard of fairpoint.
Apparently Verizon decided they didn't want to offer landline service in NH anymore, so they sold to a company called Fairpoint. Unfortunately some dim bulb in the higher up thought that during the aquisition period would be a lovely time to also do a global software update!
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