I NEED BITS
March 21, 2011 6:06 AM Subscribe
Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast.
posted by arcolz to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
After moving into a new apartment, I signed up for 6mpbs DSL from AT&T. Turns out, they could only offer 1.5mbps at my location and instead of telling me this, they canceled my service. Yet, they still shipped and asked me to pay for the modem/router. After hours and hours of phone support insanity, I finally got the modem shipped back and the charges removed, but after this debacle I've decided that I'm not going to be using AT&T as my ISP.
I know Comcast offers cable internet in my area, so that's one option. Knowing their reputation, it would be my last pick (besides AT&T, of course). Are there any other alternatives?
Would other DSL providers be using the same hardware as AT&T and presumably be limited to 1.5mbps? If so, that's a major bummer. I've been spoiled by the 6mbps DSL at my old house. Still, if the price is right I guess I could deal with some slowness.
I'm 99.9% sure that Verizon FIOS is out of the question.
Clear or some other 4G provider would probably be available. What kinds of speeds are available with this technology? Is it reliable? Are there strict download caps?
Dial-up is not an option. Way too slow and I don't want a landline.
Are there any other options I am forgetting?