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1/09/13 | Self

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:59 PM PST by Terry Mross

I'm tired of the Comcast monopoly.


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I currently have the bundle of cable, phone and internet with the monopoly known as Comcast. They're offering a deal for $99 for new customers. But my monthly is going up from $99 to $144. I've more or less stopped watching TV so I don't want cable. I don't need a phone line. Comcast doesn't offer internet only.

So, does anyone know of a cheap internet provider (without need of a phone line) that is available in NW Houston?

1 posted on 01/09/2013 12:09:03 PM PST by Terry Mross
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Uverse isn’t bad—they’ll provide internet-only, at least.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 12:12:23 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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DIY:


3 posted on 01/09/2013 12:13:22 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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Comcast doesn’t offer Internet only? That must be a recent change. I use Earthlink (which still uses the Comcast cable for delivery).


4 posted on 01/09/2013 12:23:22 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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Checkout these guys, Oplink.net They are local, and they are driven to satisfy.
5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:25:16 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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Go to centurylink.com and check your zip code.
I just talked with them, and we can drop our bundle ($170 mo.), and just have internet only for $30 mo.
If smarttalk works for our cells, we’ll drop verizon too, cutting our media bills in half.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:26:09 PM PST by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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If you like your service, please check out Earthlink and see if they have ‘high speed cable’ service in your area. It will be the same Comcast service, and it was how I dodged around the cable tv requirement on mine. The initial price was $39 a month, I think it's up to $45 a month now.
7 posted on 01/09/2013 12:33:09 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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Comcast is the Brawndo of this century. I switched to AT&T only out of frustration. Comcast is beyond horrible. I have only internet from AT&T. Television is Direct TV, who teams up with the superior custmer service and professionalism of AT&T to offer options here in Memphis over the “C” word.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 12:37:01 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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If you do switch, read the fine print.

Wireless, for the same price, is typically restricted to 5gb/month downloads. Over that is extra charge.

Telephone companies (such as CenturyLink) are DSL, so their ‘speed’ is actually less than cable.

My mid-range cable ($55/month) allow for upwards of 20mbps download speeds and 200gb/month download. A lesser package is about $35/month with 5mpbs download and 50gb/month download.

If you use services such as Netflix and watch HD movies, those download amounts could be very important.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 12:42:45 PM PST by TomGuy
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Net zero


10 posted on 01/09/2013 12:46:29 PM PST by Morris70
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I live in Southaven and out Comcast is close to $95 for internet only, since we have Direct. Is the AT&T as fast as Comcast?


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:10:47 PM PST by Sybeck1
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I have Comcast and I have only the Internet, no cable TV or phone. I refuse to get either until their rates come down, and I told so when I had the TV turned off.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:10:56 PM PST by ducttape45 (Can you tell I'm angry?)
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What kind of speed and what price range?


13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:13:37 PM PST by wrench
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It would seem so. I have a guest house and the range on the AT&T is slightly less than the comcast service, causing some speed issues on our second house served off the one router. I bought a repeater or booster. My tennant says it’s good now.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:20:15 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Terry Mross

What kind of speed and what price range?


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:20:36 PM PST by wrench
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AT&T is $39 for internet and phone. I don’t even have the phone connected. So, it’s $39 for just internet and then Direct TV charges me $59 / mo for satellite TV service w/ DVR.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:23:19 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Morris70

Net Zero is indeed inexpensive, no-frills for ten bucks a month. There are two caveats however, dialup speed, and the additional cost for a landline, which when combined can equal the cost of the cheapest high-speed plan. So it’s a wash.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:24:49 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: bigmak007

I dumped Comcast for Centurylink in December.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:45 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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Comcast does too have Internet only. I’ve been an Internet only customer for almost ten years. Btw I pay 19.95/mo for my access as I complain loudly when they try raising my bill. AT&T is an option for me, which I threaten to go to every time they try jacking up my bill.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:45 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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I know a business owner that wanted to order Comcast internet and phone for his office. But not TV. The way in which Comcast (ugh)”Customer Service” people reacted to this you’d think he had asked for a full-time dedicated microwave link with Alpha Centauri.

What, you want us to break the bundle? We can’t break the bundle. You don’t want television? Nobody doesn’t want television. Etc. etc. etc.

With Comcast the Customer is Always WRONG!


20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:32:32 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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