Good ISP in NYC
June 13, 2011 11:43 AM Subscribe
I need a recommendation for a good ISP in NYC.
posted by whir to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be moving out to New York in a month and a half or so; I don't have a place yet but am hoping to find somewhere around Fort Greene, Park Slope or thereabouts in Brooklyn. Here in San Francisco I've been pretty much ecstatically happy with my ISP, sonic.net, which is an AT&T reseller and gives me something like 8 mbps on a DSL line for about $50 / month, and I'd like to find something similar out in New York. Are there any good options?
Some details: I don't want or need a land line, VOIP service, or a cable TV package. The things I like about Sonic are that their tech support people are very competent and don't treat me like an idiot once they suss out that I'm technical, they don't have download caps or similar shenanigans, and they have decent newsgroup servers (with maybe 3 weeks of retention).
If it's possible, I'd really like to avoid being a direct customer of Time Warner or a similar megacorp; another thing I like about Sonic is that I feel that they act as an advocate on my behalf towards AT&T. I don't mind paying a higher price for good service. I'll be doing a good deal of telecommuting, so I need reliable service.