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Old 11-24-2014, 01:37 PM
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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Make sure you verify internet options for any specific address you're looking at. When we moved 2 years ago many areas here were only served by DSL and terrible speeds (4mbit or less often) in particular in the outskirts where bigger lots were. Carson City was the worst. We partly ended up in Reno, my criteria was 2 options both at least 10mbit as I needed to have failover, may not be an issue for you though.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:58 PM
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Make sure you verify internet options for any specific address you're looking at. When we moved 2 years ago many areas here were only served by DSL and terrible speeds (4mbit or less often) in particular in the outskirts where bigger lots were. Carson City was the worst. We partly ended up in Reno, my criteria was 2 options both at least 10mbit as I needed to have failover, may not be an issue for you though.
So I'm really thinking Reno, and probably not CC (I know that isn't the thrust of your comment). How would go go about verifying broadband speed and latency, i.e. how would you ensure the connection will be of the highest quality and reliability? I think this will be of critical importance for us, including business as well as streaming media. So I'll need great latency as well as good speeds.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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If you identify a property that you are interested in, you can usually check the address online, on the Charter or the AT&T website (for uverse). A warning about Uverse, just because it's available does not mean it will be fast, when I lived in Reno our next door neighbor had 24mbps Uverse, and we only qualified for 12 because of the distance from the VRAD, a few doors from me the speed fell off to 6 mbps.

Charter internet was very fast and rock solid, but I hate their TV service, their DVRs are limited to recording one show while you watch another and the menus are just awful. We ended up with charter internet and Directv which sucks when it snows a lot and you have to scrape the dish
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Boneyard Flat, NV
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2sleepy *** a possible solution for your TV dish.... Perfect Vision Hot Shot Slimline Satellite Dish Heater Kit [HSSLNGRFKIT]
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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So I'm really thinking Reno, and probably not CC (I know that isn't the thrust of your comment). How would go go about verifying broadband speed and latency, i.e. how would you ensure the connection will be of the highest quality and reliability? I think this will be of critical importance for us, including business as well as streaming media. So I'll need great latency as well as good speeds.
Reliability/latency will be nearly impossible to find out ahead of time and there's no way to control how it'll be in the future due to possible change in traffic shaping, local usage, etc. All you can do is check with AT&T and Charter websites (or whichever has the franchise for the location you're looking at), try to order service for an address you are interested in and see what they offer. If you have both DSL and Cable modem available at speeds you find sufficient, odds are good one of them will be good enough.

Look for underground services, if they were well installed you should have better reliability over pole mounted.

There are forums where people interested in broadband hang out, you might be able find good information about the provider options there. It's been a few years so I'm not sure what's available currently.

Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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2sleepy *** a possible solution for your TV dish.... Perfect Vision Hot Shot Slimline Satellite Dish Heater Kit [HSSLNGRFKIT]
Our dish problem was solved a few months ago, we moved to Northern California
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