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Old 06-17-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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I like to hear from people living here what they use for Internet Cable etc? Since I moved to Loudoun from Fairfax, I been using FiOS and don't seem to have others like Comcast or COX operating in this area (South Riding, Chantilly/Loudoun Co.). Verizon has keep on increasing their price for the Triple play bundle (TV/Internet/Phone) while dropping some programs that we used to enjoy. Satellite dish service are the only alternate here but don't like their interruptions in the winter time snow storms and freeze.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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I've had DirecTV for a long time and the outages are infrequent and short - maybe a few hours a year if it was installed competently (signal > 90). I have FIOS for internet and DirecTV for TV. The FIOS bundle wasn't cheaper once you factored in Verizon's high DVR fees for multiple TV's. And their DVR's are low tech.

My biggest complaint about DirecTV is they require you to buy full Sunday Ticket package for $300 to get the NFL Red Zone channel. But their little secret is they'll throw offers at you if you threaten to leave including the Red Zone channel. I'd rather not have to go through that exercise but, overall, I prefer their offering.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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But their little secret is they'll throw offers at you if you threaten to leave including the Red Zone channel. I'd rather not have to go through that exercise but, overall, I prefer their offering.
This works for Verizon as well. I call every year to cancel, tell them it's too expensive and that I'm going with another service, and they take $20-$25 off for 12 months.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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I wouldn't get their triple play package... drop the phone service and go VOIP. FiOS internet pretty much never goes down anyway.
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