Author Topic: Not sure what to do about Internet connection  (Read 325 times)

JenniferW

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Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:53:18 PM »
I dont' have any cable tv bill but need my internet.  I spend most of my time googling, reading & watching youtube.

Cox Cable has monopoly on Internet in my area, and it's frustrating.  Best I could get them to do was give me 180 mbps plan for $59.99 per month (they normally wanted $99 for it).   They promised me $59.99 for 2 years, no commitment.

I really wish I could get a 10 to 20 mbps plan for $20 per month but it seems impossible to do.   Makes me sick I am forking out $40 extra per month for more bandwidth than I need.

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 04:54:54 PM by JenniferW »

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 05:14:15 PM »
Not sure where you are but this provider overlaps Cox in my area.   Good luck!

https://www2.toast.net/internet/home

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 06:55:51 PM »
Satellite internet is pretty much always a backup solution. They have limits on how much data you use though, so keep that in mind. Check out Hughesnet or Viasat. In my case they were more expensive than DSL, but cheaper than cable. If all you have is cable, maybe they'll work for you.

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 08:50:12 PM »
I would kill for half your speed at double the cost. My only option is crappy 6mbps DSL for $50/mo. Look into DSL options, EarthLink often resells AT&T service.
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JenniferW

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 09:34:57 PM »
Is it illegal to share an internet connection with neighbor?  Or unethical?  They charge too darn much.

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 09:35:37 PM »
I would kill for half your speed at double the cost. My only option is crappy 6mbps DSL for $50/mo. Look into DSL options, EarthLink often resells AT&T service.

I feel for you.  Unfortunately DSL isn't offered here for some reason.. lazy AT&T .. it's a depressed yet urban part of town too go figure.

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Re: Not sure what to do about Internet connection
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 10:47:51 PM »
Is it illegal to share an internet connection with neighbor?  Or unethical?  They charge too darn much.

It's usually/probably against their terms of service, but I think the odds of getting busted are pretty low.