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Old 09-04-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
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I'm about to move to a townhouse in 22304 (Townes at Cameron Parke). I'm getting DirectTV installed (need the NFL Sunday Ticket) and have no need of a land line. However, I do need broadband internet. Comcast will install cable modem for $60/mo plus modem fees. Verizon will turn on a phone land line, but now tells me that they cannot offer DSL service to this area. I will not revert to the dark ages of dial-up, and don't want to pay for Comcast's bundled package since I'll have satellite tv service. I know that Hughes offers satellite internet but it costs even more than Comcast internet-alone and from what I hear isn't that good.

Verizon didn't tell me specifically why they can't provide DSL, noting: "A number of factors affect the ability to deliver Verizon High Speed Internet service. For example: * Your home is too far from the Verizon central office from which you are served. * We have reached capacity for the Verizon central office from which you are served. * There is equipment on your line that would result in interference if service were installed."

My question is -- does anyone know of any other DSL providers that offer service over a Verizon phone line?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Try this:

Find Broadband Service Now - dslreports.com
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I wonder if they won't do it because of Comcast? Just thinking outloud. I also am in 22304 and I have the Verizon Triple package (still having issues - as of yet, a bill has been nowhere close to what they advertise ) (being nice and not using bad words...lol)

I'm jealous you're getting the NFL Sunday ticket - sadly, a little too steep for us.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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OP,

Is the $60/mo for Comcast just for basic internet service? I'm moving out to NOVA in a week and would also like to get DirecTV with NFL Sunday Ticket, but will need a good internet provider too.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
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haner: Thanks. I had found dslreports.com. Unfortunately, I hadn't found it helpful. Maybe I'm not using it right. That's why I'd hoped to hear from similarly situated folks in my area.

Flamingo: DirecTV's not as expensive as you think, for their top of the line package. They have a deal that includes Sunday Ticket and about 30 movie channels, for your first 4 months. After that, to maintain what is approximately an average cable package, you have to downgrade a bit. But I've had DirecTV before, and greatly prefer it to cable.

Darksword: Yes, that's right -- $60/mo just for cable. But like most other cable companies around here (like Cox -- you have to see which cable company services your exact address), Comcast offers bundled packages like internet/cable/phone that aren't such bad deals if you want all of them.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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I don't know exactly what your options are with DirecTV, but you may want to go for the Basic Cable + Cable Internet plan with Comcast, which is also $60, and then drop the locals package from DirecTV, which might knock a couple of bucks off of your satellite bill.

Otherwise, I think you're stuck with just shelling out 60 bucks for Internet alone. I'm not aware of any other DSL providers in Alexandria, and if you're too far from the switching office, no DSL is going to work for you anyway.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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DanPz,

Do you know if it's possible to get NFL Sunday Ticket without getting the Premium package? I like their Choice package at $35/mo and would then like to add NFLST to it. I'd rather not have to pay $105/mo just to get the NFL package.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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Try Comcast Communications at 1-800 Comcast.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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$60.00 bucks a month is a GREAT deal!

I currenty live if Orlando Florida and I pay $59.99 a month for my internet service with Comcast (up to 8MB of download speed and 1.5 MB of upload speed)

I also have DirectTV as my TV service provider and it is installed in two rooms with basic service and that comes to $65.00 a month. (No ESPN either) I only get 105 channels, as advertised, but (3/4) three quarters of them are digital music channels.

I use my cell phone for all my calls. I currently have T-Moble and I pay $68.00 a month for unlimited calls (day or night) and 200 text messages a month. (no data plan, that will be $30.00 more).
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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this brings up a good question. is their fios available in NOVA. im planning on moving to arlington, va but if they dont have fios im not moving there.
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