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HELP ME FIND A NEW INTERNET PROVIDER
Posted on 04/10/2004 10:00:26 PM PDT by earlyamerican
PLEASE HELP ME FIND A DECENT INTERNET PROVIDER. I CURRENTLY HAVE AOL, BUT I'M SICK OF THEIR WELCOME NEWS SCREEN WITH THEIR OBVIOUS BIAS.
KEYWORDS: bandwithwaster; blahblahblah; newbievanity; noobie; yadayadayada
I'll sugest any and all...especially your local broadband proveder
A lot depends on where you live. I've found that the smaller, regional or local isp's are more reliable.
You've got Freepmail.
posted on 04/10/2004 10:03:32 PM PDT
I just quit AOL last month mainly for the very same reason and the fact that I kept getting kicked off. I rec'd a CD from Peoplepc.com and am using them now. They use IE as their main browser and use accelerator technology to speed up the loading of pages (they cache it before sending it). I've yet to get kicked off (knock wood)and so far so good. They're about $10 a month cheaper than AOL as well. Unless something better comes along I may stay with them until we figure out the DSL deal with SBC in our area.
Good luck and don't look back. AOL didn't really give a S*** when I told them why I was dropping them, so good riddance!!
posted on 04/10/2004 10:07:57 PM PDT
(The truth hurts, so bury it! (Liberal tagline))
Time-Warner/AOL (if they are in your area with cable) has broadband called "Roadrunner". I have used it for 3 1/2 years now and have had a bare minimum of problems. Service interruptions are very rare and usually occur in the wee hours.
It's nothing like AOL. You have no ad pages, no set home page requirements. You can have as many as 5 computers on the same connection using a router!
It's around $40 - $50 per month but I'm willing to pay for fast speed and no dropoffs. I just checked my connection speed and the results said 2.8 Megabits per second download and 342 KBPS upload.
posted on 04/10/2004 11:01:50 PM PDT
(John Kerry: Endorsed by despots, terrorists, and useful idiots everywhere.)
You need to check out dslreports.com
, the bible for cable, dsl and other high speed internet access.
Well, if you are looking for high speed. If you're looking for modem access, that might be less help. Though speakeasy.net (my current ISP) might have modem service as well.
And do me a favor. About once a month someone comes on asking for such help in getting a computer, or a new isp or some such. Several of us make an honest effort to respond with helpful information. Usually we never hear from the original poster again. So let us know you are seeing this feedback, and a bit of how it goes for you.
posted on 04/11/2004 3:10:39 PM PDT
(Defeat J Frondeur Kerry)
One more thing, QWEST has a service called naked DSL, you get pretty decent speed for the price and the advantage of local ISP support, not QWEST. You might wish to check that out.
Thanks I will check into it.
Thanks for everyone's advice. I don't have broadband. Can't afford it at this time.
RCN, if it's available in your area.
Just my 2 cents...
I use Juno sometimes on my laptop when I travel and need an internet connection. The speeds are pretty good and you get web-email along with lots of local access numbers across the country. And it's free. You can pay $9.95 per month for unlimited access (and to get rid of a movable ad banner...which isn't all that obtrusive in the first place).
posted on 04/11/2004 9:55:04 PM PDT
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(You may not think much of the Chinese....but you've got to admit, they've got great acrobats.)
Thanks for getting back to us - good luck with it.
posted on 04/12/2004 2:19:43 AM PDT
(Defeat J Frondeur Kerry)
Before I went broadband I used Earthlink. I was very satisfied with them.
posted on 04/12/2004 8:27:55 AM PDT
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posted on 04/12/2004 11:00:49 AM PDT
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