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Old 01-11-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Unless the plans are REALLY different across the state, you should be able to get AT&T Fast-Access DSL for:

Fast Access DSL Direct 1.5M for 37.95. This is the one I chose.
Fast Access DSL Direct 3.0M for 42.95.
Fast Access DSL Direct 6.0M for 47.95.
Assuming you can get 6.0M... where I live I can only get 3.0M.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I use Verizon DSL. The plan I have (naked DSL, no phone line) is $29.99 a month and it came with the free modem. It's 3-Mbps up and 768-Kbps down.

Here is their pice page: Verizon | High Speed Internet: Plans

That is in line with what you were paying two years ago, and probably the same speed, too. You won't notice a difference between this plan and the normal TWC Internet plan.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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All you guys quoting up / down speeds - how are you measuring that?
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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The second I can get something else besides TWC RR I'll be there. Clear has the best price/speed but is not quite in my area yet, Verizon and AT&T aren't available, and BellSouth is too expensive. I did call TWC saying I would drop and the retention person lowered my bill back to $35/mo for 1.5 dn, 768 up.
AT&T Uverse is supposed to be good but its limited for availability, and Verizon naked dsl had a $19/mo 12 mo contract-free rate. Clear offered 6Mbps dn for $35/mo.

Fwiw, I switched from TWC to Dish Network for television and the hardware, HD channel offerings, and service are much better! I chose to turn in my cable box at the Raleigh center and was in line for 30 minutes with people just like me, dropping cable for satellite.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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All you guys quoting up / down speeds - how are you measuring that?


You can use the websites to chart it.

Speakeasy Speed Test
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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If you goto bellsouth.com you see a 24.95 special for DSL for 6M download speed. But you have to have a 35 dollar call plan first. So you end up with 60 bucks+ 10 fee&tax=70
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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We have DSL in North Raleigh through Windstream and get the 12 mbs. Unfortunately without bundling phone in there it's a little more expensive. Just checked and they have 6mbs for 39.99/mos. It's actually faster than my TWC internet but probably because we have the 12mb/s.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I live in Carrboro actually
Just checked Verizon and Windstream, they don't offer service in this area, seems timewarner have a monopoly.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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TWC must have the politicians around here on the payroll. For how "wired" our area is supposed to be, I'm quite frustrated with the price gouging compared to other markets and the lack of an upload speed commensurate with 2010....512K upload - are you JOKING ME?

I've been a TWC cable modem customer since the day it was available here over 10 years ago, and their service is extremely good, but the pricing and actual speeds are for the birds. I keep seeing things about FiOS and other services but they never seem to make it. ARGH.

TWC knows this and other companies must know there is a highly lucrative market awaiting a viable competitor, so why is nothing happening? The free market doesn't operate this way without some sort of higher order intervention, and my guess is the government.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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TWC must have the politicians around here on the payroll. For how "wired" our area is supposed to be, I'm quite frustrated with the price gouging compared to other markets and the lack of an upload speed commensurate with 2010....512K upload - are you JOKING ME?

I've been a TWC cable modem customer since the day it was available here over 10 years ago, and their service is extremely good, but the pricing and actual speeds are for the birds. I keep seeing things about FiOS and other services but they never seem to make it. ARGH.

TWC knows this and other companies must know there is a highly lucrative market awaiting a viable competitor, so why is nothing happening? The free market doesn't operate this way without some sort of higher order intervention, and my guess is the government.
I'm not sure your theory is correct or not... but competition would have to help I would think. I too have been a TWC RR customer since the day it was introduced back probably 10 years ago. I moved here a year and half ago from Albany, NY. Where I lived there, TWC was THE only wired internet connection available. No DSL service was available at my house. Here, I have DSL available from AT&T, although its not full speed... only 3Mbps... but that's better than no alternative. My total bill in NY was $120 for Digital Cable, Telephone service, and Road Runner. My total bill here in NC is $150 for Digital Cable + Road Runner. In fairness, I am paying $10 extra for Turbo, but other than that... this is about 20% more, and I don't have telephone service. I have no premium channels and no DVRs. TWC is definitely gouging the NC customers... no question about it. Ironically, there was a period of 10 months while I was living here and my wife was in NY and so I had the service active at the same time in the two states. They were unwilling to budge on the price here, even though I could show them the bill they were giving me in NY for more services at less money.
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