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Offline buzz

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Internet Providers
« on: February 05, 2017, 10:53:08 AM »
Hi guys, I am looking to quit Verizon, as their service is terrible.  They have put all their eggs into Fios, except it doesn't pay to wire less then 100% of a building so many areas don't have it - despite from my  understanding their agreement to have NYC wired by 2010.  My friends have Time Warner and that was a disaster as well.  Considering the amounts their CEOs  make we should have better service.  I don't know of any other service here??? This has now caused issues with my class at the New School because many of the tutorials are on line.  HELP!!!!!!!

Offline dssjh

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Re: Internet Providers
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 01:41:16 PM »
i've had Time Warner for 14 years, and after previous experiences with Cablevision (outside JH) and Fios, i can say that TWC (Spectrum) is the best i've had -- a C-plus compared to two D-minuses.
I know RCN is out there, but i believe they also require whole-building wiring.

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Re: Internet Providers
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 08:58:57 PM »
There is already a thread on cable companies in a different section,  so review that thread before switching. You should be able to get good enough Internet from your cell phone provider to view your course work.  You might have to upgrade your service to an unlimited plan,  but if you get rid of your cable or Fios Internet, the extra expense would be offset. You may need to pay extra for tethering or Hotspot access if you have to use a laptop,  but you could also just buy a 4G USB modem for your laptop instead.  Something to consider, anyway.

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Re: Internet Providers
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 08:58:57 PM »