[Cialug] Fine Print - Broadband suggestions?
djweis at internetsolver.com
Wed Aug 29 12:48:37 CDT 2007
Brandon Griffis wrote:
> So here's the compare list I've come up with so far:
> Qwest - 3mbit/640kbir. $46.99/month. OR 1.5mbit/896kbit.
> $36.99/month (+ $5 for the modem baring the Best Buy deal) (1 year then
> +$13, or 2 year con.)
They also have an installation charge for standalone, it was 48.50 but
may have been lowered.
> Internet Solver - 3mbit/896kbit. $45/month
> Iowa telecom seems to only be available if you have an existing land line.
They are straight Qwest resale around here.
> On 8/29/07, *Brandon Griffis* <brandongriffis at gmail.com
> <mailto:brandongriffis at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I'll look around for that. Can anyone recommend a good ISP compare
> site? broadband reports doesn't seem to work terribly well for Des
> I just realized I should have specified in my first email that my
> house is on the near east side of Des Moines. Very close to
> University and E. 14th.
> Mediacom isn't out of the running. They just don't have the killer
> deal I thought they did. Also, I kind of take issue with paying an
> "install fee". I'm not trying to be snotty, I just figure if I'm
> signing up to do business with a company they should cover that
> cost. (I've been with many ISPs and Mediacom is the first that's
> charged me an install fee).
> On 8/29/07, *Dean* < W5GXL at arrl.net <mailto:W5GXL at arrl.net>> wrote:
> My neighbor has Wild Blue... He had to upgrade it to the fastest
> service and he stated it was still too slow.. Think he is into
> stocks. He can't wait until December when his contract runs
> out ... We have a local 900Mh system in this county that is
> 3000 kbps for about $40 a month.. It is working well in this area.
> You may shop around for a local wireless provider. They are popping
> up all over.
> Spencer Ia
> On Aug 29, 2007, at 10:44 AM, Dave Weis wrote:
> > Send me your address offlist or you can check what we can do at
> > http://connect.internetsolver.com/qualify/
> > dave
> > Brandon Griffis wrote:
> > > So I'm looking to set up service and had planned to go with
> > > Mediacom as I've seen several ads for a 12 month special for
> > > Internet access for $20. But apparently there's some fine print
> > > in the commercial that the deal is only available as an upgrade
> > > when you already have cable TV. Best they can do is a slower
> > > service for $40 for 6 months.
> > > So now I'm shopping.
> > > Any suggestions for decent internet service (and just internet
> > > service)? I don't plan on getting a land phone line or cable TV.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Brandon
> > >
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