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Just wondering what you guys pay for your High Speed Internet. I would downgrade to dial up, but need High Speed for live streaming on my netflix account (I don't have cable). I'm paying about $50.00 a month and it seems pretty slow.
 

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We have satellite internet and hate it. There's no way you could download anything from Netflix without them slowing you down to a crawl for the next 7 days. W live several miles from town and the phone lines aren't the best here making dialup even more slower than usual. $80 a month for ours.
 
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I only pay $32/month for wireless (cheapest package they have) but I don't download movies. It's still leaps and bounds faster than dialup.



hmm :scratch: I wonder if the router has something to do with it?
 

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I only pay $32/month for wireless (cheapest package they have) but I don't download movies. It's still leaps and bounds faster than dialup.



hmm :scratch: I wonder if the router has something to do with it?
I have Fairpoint, I live in a remote part of Western Maine, It's like a monopoly without many choices, so all Utilities are an arm and a leg.
 

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We have crap. $99 a month, but no other real choices in this area.
Netflix worked fine for the few weeks we had it, though.

 

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I had never used a speed tester before...so this thread was really helpful to me.

I have Comcast for my basic HD cable and my high speed internet. I hate them with a passion but have no other choice where I am for the internet part. The total monthly for me is $101 and every time I pay that bill my blood boils a bit!

 

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We use Fairpoint- $78 a month for phone and high-speed internet. The phone includes call waiting and national long distance built in, which works well for us as many of our close friends and our parents are long-distance fro our little rural town.
 

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I don't understand what you mean, you can add one more.


I have CenturyLink 7Mb, with home phone, for ~$50 a month.
I have third highest speed plus Home networking. With means i can have up to five computer on same line without playing more.
 

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I have third highest speed plus Home networking. With means i can have up to five computer on same line without playing more.
Not really sure about this. You can have as many computers on the same line as you like with enough routers or switches. The utility company doesn't limit the number of connections.

But as I understand your set-up, they are also administering your network for you (likely did the install and provide some sort of network support?).

If you bought and set up your own equipment, the utility company doesn't even know (or care) how many devices are on the line.
 
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DH previously worked for the cable company, so high speed internet was free (employee benefit). He's starting a new job next week though, and the package we're going to go with is $60 for HS internet only (we're not going to get cable or phone service). It's not the fastest package they offer, but it's not the slowest either. DH is the techie in the house so I let him decide the best for our needs.
 

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Not really sure about this. You can have as many computers on the same line as you like with enough routers or switches. The utility company doesn't limit the number of connections.

But as I understand your set-up, they are also administering your network for you (likely did the install and provide some sort of network support?).

If you bought and set up your own equipment, the utility company doesn't even know (or care) how many devices are on the line.
That's what was confusing me, although your second paragraph makes sense.
 

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Not really sure about this. You can have as many computers on the same line as you like with enough routers or switches. The utility company doesn't limit the number of connections.

But as I understand your set-up, they are also administering your network for you (likely did the install and provide some sort of network support?).

If you bought and set up your own equipment, the utility company doesn't even know (or care) how many devices are on the line.
They are administering my network.
 

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We recently changed our cable/internet package and we pay $59 a month for both high-speed internet and cable television.

 

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I pay 39.99 for Verizon Fios. Plus cable. If I had a laptop I would definately go to basic cable and hook my laptop up to the tv to stream shows.

It does sound as if you have a good deal going on now especially if you do not have cable.
 

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I pay 39.99 for Verizon Fios. Plus cable. If I had a laptop I would definately go to basic cable and hook my laptop up to the tv to stream shows.

It does sound as if you have a good deal going on now especially if you do not have cable.
That's a really good deal I pay about $50.00
 
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