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Old 05-22-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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hello all,
so my wife and i will be moving to fort worth next week. i was wondering who you all use for internet service. she will be working from home so needs quick speeds. thanks for all the help this site provides.
dave
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Area, Texas
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I do not know, as we are not in Texas yet.

Though I did want to wish you the best of luck in your move.
Where are you moving from?
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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are you going to be living in Fort Worth or one of the suburbs? Some of the areas have limited providers.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I use Clear & am very happy with them. However, I think you need to be fairly close to one of their transmitters for maximum reliability.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I use AT&T DSL ("sbcglobal.com") and it works fairly well, although it could be faster. But that may be the fault of my antediluvian computer.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Verizon Fios. Very happy with speed etc... I bundle it with cable and home phone.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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thanks all for the stuff. we are moving up near eagle mountain lake. just loved it up there. we are coming from portland oregon. so we are leaving next tuesday. hopefully will be there by that weekend. thanks again for all the help.
dave
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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You fastest speeds are going to be available either through Verizon FiOS or AT&T U-Verse (with FiOS being the fastest option). Both are fiber but FiOS is fiber to your home and U-Verse is up to a "hub" in your neighborhood. Both offer bundles that are usually the most cost effective way to go.

Verizon and AT&T have a "no compete" agreement with each other so you will be able to choose from either one or the other, but not both, depending on the area you are in and in some cases neither is available.

We have had U-Verse for almost a year now and have been pretty happy with it but I really wish FiOS was available in our our area.... we have friends that have FiOS and the downloads speeds are incredible. Before U-Verse we had AT&T's DSL service. There is really no comparison between the speeds of the two. DSL just can't move as much data as quickly. That said, depending on what you are planning to do with your internet connection DSL may suffice. If you are gonna be doing any streaming of tv shows or movies, and to a lesser extent, music you will want the faster option available to you. I imagine your wife would appreciate the faster speed too... considering she will be using it for work so the less frustration the better. =)

At the time we signed up for U-Verse we got a pretty substantial discount by bundling TV, Internet and Phone (and they offer to include mobile services in there too if you have/need it). We had to take the top tier TV Package though. If we got a lower tier it would have been more expensive b/c the discount incentive was not as good. The deal is supposed to be good for a year but fwiw, the rep said the AT&T is continuing to be aggressive about getting and retaining customers so if we call them and ask out current rate would be extended. We'll see. If they don't we'll have to reevaluate.

Good Luck with your move!
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