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Old 08-12-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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In Minneapolis? What is the lowest/cheapest one for Cable internet, not dial up or dsl ones.

I'm currently using Comcast net+cable t.v, and it's $70 something per month here.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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I think Comcast has the monopoly in this market.

This would be the cheapest option if you live near a hot spot...
Wireless Minneapolis
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Qwest also provides service to residents in Minneapolis. We use USI Wireless...it's by far the cheapest service available.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Qwest also provides service to residents in Minneapolis. We use USI Wireless...it's by far the cheapest service available.
Are those DSL though?

In our old town there were two cable companies, it's amazing how much less expensive it was and how much better the customer service was with a little competition.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Ugh, stay away from Qwest. They are nothing but trouble. Poor customer service, internet fees that constantly change, and a headache to move. I was double-billed for a period of time after I had moved. Instead of doing a change-of-address, they created a new account, and sent bills to both my old and new addresses. The problems should've been ironed out, but they never were after countless phone calls. Eventually they sent me an "early termination fee" which was also sent to my old address. Now I am dealing with a $300 hit on my formerly-flawless credit report.

I will NEVER do business with Qwest again, and I happily pay a little more money to Comcast each month for the better customer service and speed of Internet I receive.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Are those DSL though?

In our old town there were two cable companies, it's amazing how much less expensive it was and how much better the customer service was with a little competition.
Yeah, I didn't catch the "cable" aspect until a second viewing of the post. Qwest appears to be DSL. USI is wireless internet. Is there a big difference between DSL and Cable?

All of these services are faster than dial-up though, I haven't heard of anybody using dial-up service in a loooong time.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Yeah, I didn't catch the "cable" aspect until a second viewing of the post. Qwest appears to be DSL. USI is wireless internet. Is there a big difference between DSL and Cable?

All of these services are faster than dial-up though, I haven't heard of anybody using dial-up service in a loooong time.
If you are by a node, DSL can be as fast if not faster then cable. If not, it can be slow. With the USI is it just like using someone else's unsecured internet, no boxes, modems, etc but you pay for it?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Gladstone, MO
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Is there a big difference between DSL and Cable
Not really, I had DSL in Annandale from Lakedale(Lakedale Communications) and have had cable from Charter since I moved around 2 years ago and there isn't really a noticeable difference. Though some internet snobs like to argue that Cable is much better, I suppose if you spend 20 hours on the internet every day it might matter to you.

Companies having a monopoly on stuff like that sucks. Lakedale charges $28.95 for their dial up
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