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Old 09-26-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Hello,

I am moving to Stamford this week and was wondering what my options were as far as cable and power providers in the area?

Any recomendations?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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CL&P is the only power company, but you can source the electric from a number of providers such as Dominion and Con Edison Solutions to save money.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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Thank you! How about Cable/Internet providers? I noticed both FIOS and U-VERSE arent available.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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I don't know. I'm surprised Stamford has neither FiOS or U-Verse?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Pretty sure that Stamford is down in Verizon-land, so you would only be able to get FIOS (assuming they have lit up your area of town).

Alternative is Cablevision. They have a triple-play type package for $80 - includes top-tier internet, voice, and their family-level of cable, plus encore and starz. Or save $10 and drop to the regular tier of internet. It also includes DVR+, which is a complete piece of crap. The old DVR was bad enough, but this is now "cloud-y", so no more local hard drive except for a small cache of video. All DVR recordings are stored on their servers, delays are huge, and you can't use their website to manage it. A brief review I submitted to Consumer Reports cause I was so angry at the "upgrade": Cablevision Delivers New, Unfathomably Slow DVR To New Customer - The Consumerist
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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I believe FIOS is only in Greenwich in Connecticut. I searched my address and it says it is unavailable.

I'd like to stay away from Cablevision. I hope there is more to choose from then just this one.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Cablevision is pretty awful, but if that's the dominant provider and there's no FiOS or U-Verse - afraid you're stuck unless you go satellite.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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U-verse does service Stamford. Their internet, however, is dsl and slower than Cablevision.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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U-verse does service Stamford. Their internet, however, is dsl and slower than Cablevision.
Wha? AT&T has DSL and U-Verse Internet. One is DSL (obviously) and the other is delivered the same way as U-Verse, fiber to hub, hub to copper. Whether or not it's slower than Cablevision really depends on your plan.

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Old 09-28-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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AT&T has either DSL (plain old copper - much slower and older service) or UVerse (fiber to the "last mile" [aka their junction box] and then copper through your neighborhood to your home). Verizon offers the same DSL service, or FIOS (fiber allegedly all the way to your home). Check their websites to see which services are offered in your area.

DSL service is manageable, but is still pretty awful in comparison to fiber or the fiber/copper hybrid. Even Cablevision is better than DSL services. Don't expect to be able to have multiple connections streaming high quality video over the Internet using DSL.

VoIP (voice over internet) service can, in theory, be affected by poor Internet links. For the most part these work fine even over DSL. I wouldn't recommend running a home business on one, but you can get by with a little static or dropped words here or there.
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