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Old 07-29-04, 11:24 AM
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Best Internet provider in NYC?

Hi,

I live in Spain, but I am moving to New York City for a couple of years.

Among the many things I will have to deal with there, I will need to contract an Internet services provider, but I am at a loss about which company I should trust.

I do not need a very broad width band for any professional purposes, just a good, fast and reliable connection for Internet surfing and e-mail.

I would really appreciate any elaborated advise on the matter.

Thanks!



P.s. By the by, I don't know if it would make any difference there in the USA, but I am a Mac user.
Old 07-29-04, 03:28 PM
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Time Warner Cable. It's like 5 mbps up and down. It's $50 a month alone or $40 a month if you get it with cable TV service.
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I'd go with cable as well. Just about the time Verizon get your DSL line straightened out you'll be packing to go back to Sapin.
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For the price & servce, I'd suggest RCN Roy_Batty
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Do NOT use Verizon DSL! It's a horrible, horrible service run by horrible, horrible people. They messed up my phone lines so bad that they never really got straightened out until I moved and changed numbers. Now I have Time Warner cable modem and it's great.
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Originally posted by al_bundy
Time Warner Cable. It's like 5 mbps up and down. It's $50 a month alone or $40 a month if you get it with cable TV service.
Wow - 5mbps up? That would be amazing.

I love Road Runner, but no way you're getting those upload speeds.
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yeah, i think Roadrunner caps off at 3 mbps.

the fastest, best bang for your buck i think in the NYC area would be Optimum online from Cablevision. their download speeds come in at around 700 - 800 kb/s. thats double what i get with roadrunner. its a moot point though if you live in an area where time warner offers the cable service though, becuase then your stuck with them.

but being that this guy doesn't really need broadband speeds, i think he should be fine with dsl or even dail up AOL *gasp*
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Ive had noting but success with Verizon DSL...customer service is good, and DSL (avg. download is 730), local and nationwide unlimited calling is $89 a month.
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Another vote for Time Warner Cables Roadrunner. Its like 3MB down and 40KB up. Ive only had a connection problem one time during the three years Ive been using them.
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I use Earthlink through Time Warner Cable and I've been happy with it. I assume it uses the same lines as Roadrunner. They said I could either take Earthlink or Roadrunner as it'd be the same, so I went with Earthlink as they had the best promo. It appears on my Time Warner bill.

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