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Old 05-28-2020, 09:58 PM
 
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I just moved to Camarillo and the Internet is unreliable and unworkable for teleworking from home and connecting multiple devices. A Spectrum rep initially stated the bandwidth somehow steps down into the apartment community and then denied saying this when I formally asked the community about it. Others in my complex say that they have issues too, and "just plug in the cable/hard wire" to do my work. I have no cell service unless I either go out to the front of the complex, or if can get the phone to work on the wifi. I'm stuck here for a little while but am going to pay to break the lease as soon as I am able to, and am looking at moving to LA County for better infrastructure. I would commute to Oxnard, but the current situation with the Internet and cell service is just unworkable. I have got AT&T and others with Verizon say we are just down in a "hole" and there is just no signal. Another person said get Frontier, but I read they are no better here. I just want to ask: is this a Ventural County, poor infrastructure issue? I am finding the county to be backward in other ways, but am told that if I were to move to LA County, the infrastructure and Internet and cell service would be better and more reliable. The commute would be bad, but at least I could do my grad school work on weekends and telework without having so much disconnection/downtime. Thank you for any insights.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:22 AM
 
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I just moved to Camarillo and the Internet is unreliable and unworkable for teleworking from home and connecting multiple devices. A Spectrum rep initially stated the bandwidth somehow steps down into the apartment community and then denied saying this when I formally asked the community about it. Others in my complex say that they have issues too, and "just plug in the cable/hard wire" to do my work. I have no cell service unless I either go out to the front of the complex, or if can get the phone to work on the wifi. I'm stuck here for a little while but am going to pay to break the lease as soon as I am able to, and am looking at moving to LA County for better infrastructure. I would commute to Oxnard, but the current situation with the Internet and cell service is just unworkable. I have got AT&T and others with Verizon say we are just down in a "hole" and there is just no signal. Another person said get Frontier, but I read they are no better here. I just want to ask: is this a Ventural County, poor infrastructure issue? I am finding the county to be backward in other ways, but am told that if I were to move to LA County, the infrastructure and Internet and cell service would be better and more reliable. The commute would be bad, but at least I could do my grad school work on weekends and telework without having so much disconnection/downtime. Thank you for any insights.
The problem you are experiencing is unique to your address, not Ventura County.

We get 400 Mb broadband internet at our Ventura home and LTE speeds on ATT and T-Mobile. I have an office in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks and it’s the same.

There are several large employers here, as well, that don’t have any infrastructure issues unique to Ventura County.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:28 PM
 
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I just moved to Camarillo and the Internet is unreliable and unworkable for teleworking from home and connecting multiple devices. A Spectrum rep initially stated the bandwidth somehow steps down into the apartment community and then denied saying this when I formally asked the community about it. Others in my complex say that they have issues too, and "just plug in the cable/hard wire" to do my work. I have no cell service unless I either go out to the front of the complex, or if can get the phone to work on the wifi. I'm stuck here for a little while but am going to pay to break the lease as soon as I am able to, and am looking at moving to LA County for better infrastructure. I would commute to Oxnard, but the current situation with the Internet and cell service is just unworkable. I have got AT&T and others with Verizon say we are just down in a "hole" and there is just no signal. Another person said get Frontier, but I read they are no better here. I just want to ask: is this a Ventural County, poor infrastructure issue? I am finding the county to be backward in other ways, but am told that if I were to move to LA County, the infrastructure and Internet and cell service would be better and more reliable. The commute would be bad, but at least I could do my grad school work on weekends and telework without having so much disconnection/downtime. Thank you for any insights.
T-Mobile connects to WiFi Calling by default. Have you considered switching your SIM to T-Mobile or an MVNO like Simple Mobile, Walmart Family, Ting, etc.?

Perhaps the Cable TV infrastructure is so old that it was built when you needed to rent an analog cable box to watch cable at all (early-1990s). My dad here in Houston is in the same situation as you and will have to straighten out his setup once I get him to cut-the-cord. I suspect the internet speed at his house is bottlenecked because of all the splits for the TV boxes, but it could be the neighborhood infrastructure too!
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Old 06-08-2020, 08:02 AM
 
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Thank you very much for all of the insights. I greatly appreciate them. I think it has something to do with this area or this community. That is what the cable guy local here told me in the beginning but then the apartment community claimed that was not the case. I'm looking at getting a condo and am thinking I'm going to try to get to the far edge of LA county. I am not one for this more rural lifestyle, it seems, anyway. (There are other reasons I don't like this area besides just this, after nearly 1 1/2 months only of being here. Thank you again.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:18 AM
 
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Thank you very much for all of the insights. I greatly appreciate them. I think it has something to do with this area or this community. That is what the cable guy local here told me in the beginning but then the apartment community claimed that was not the case. I'm looking at getting a condo and am thinking I'm going to try to get to the far edge of LA county. I am not one for this more rural lifestyle, it seems, anyway. (There are other reasons I don't like this area besides just this, after nearly 1 1/2 months only of being here. Thank you again.
Sorry we are losing you :/

Have you perhaps looked at the City of Ventura? It’s more progressive than Camarillo without the pretentiousness of LA....
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