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Old 07-08-2017, 01:12 AM
 
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The only information I could find here was a couple of years old. Can someone tell me the best internet provider for the Vancouver area? We need wifi for work and I was going to try to get TV through Roku or some such gizmo. We have a lot of trees, partial wetland, so not sure hat option would be best. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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Comcast and CenturyLink are the big providers in the area. With Comcast being the most reliable. But neither getting awards for customer service.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:44 PM
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Have heard good things about Comcast and its Xfinity package. Another good option out here is Frontier, which has fiber. We have it (fiber internet and TV), it's been excellent and very fast.

Not sure what you mean when you say you need "wifi." Do you mean satellite internet? If so, satellite is terrible. Anything that's wired will be significantly better than wireless/satellite.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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comcast is easily the most reliable - just not the cheapest. I WFH so fast and reliable internet was key for me.
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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We live in Camas (near the border with East Vancouver) and went with Frontier Fiber.

It is rock solid and fast enough to stream 4G movies on multiple devices at the same time. I haven't run any speed tests but we rarely ever get buffering when doing Netflix or Amazon prime even when viewing 4G movies on different TVs.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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I've found Comcast has become somewhat inconsistent speed wise over the last couple of years. Maybe the increase in 4K streaming and downloads of just the loading in the segment servicing my area.
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