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Discussion in 'Tech Forum' started by DonMan, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. DonMan

    DonMan Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    just curious what people around here use for Internet service.

    I started with a local/regional company called Adelphia. They got bought out by Time Warner, around the time several of the owners were getting thrown in jail for co-mingling personal & company funds.

    More recently Time Warner sold their Internet business to Comcast, who re-branded it as "Spectrum" here in NY State. That brand name might be short-lived:

    New York state commission moves to kick Spectrum out over consumer complaints

    The Attorney General wants to revoke their charter. I'm guessing this will be tied up in court for quite a while.

    I've decided I'm going to have to switch to a different provider. My internet drops out several times a day, usually just for a few minutes, sometimes longer. (this is after a service call to address that very issue)

    The only other "name brand" available here is Verizon FIOS. They have a $79.99 "triple play" plan, that comes out to about $135/month for Internet/VOIP/Cable. I can cut the cable, but that only saves about $25. Doing a google search, I found a number of smaller players, but they appear to be geared more toward small businesses.

  2. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    Apr 18, 2013
    Emerald City, OZ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    The cable is pretty much free with the triple play. So is the phone. You are paying the extra for boxes and router/modem and taxes. Also if you added the sports or other packages. You can get sports off the internet though.

    Technically you should only need 1 box. You can use the app on smart tvs and android type tv devices. That might save you some money.

    Its the best big cable deal anyway.
  3. Roy Munson

    Roy Munson Posting with one hand

    Jul 31, 2016
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 87

    anything run by comcast is garbage... no matter what they rename it.
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  4. raider bill

    raider bill Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2014
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    I have actually ever only had 1 problem with comcast, and I took my modem to xfinity store and they gave me a new one, configured it with my phone and it worked fine.

    I did remove all the extra splitters and splicers and shit when the guy installed, and he ran new cable from the drop to the router. I have 1 of the good boxes on my main TV and use fire stick for everything else.
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