Broadband in the Greater LA area?
December 18, 2011 12:30 AM Subscribe
Broadband recommendations for the Long Beach/Greater L.A. area? There is, of course, a catch...
posted by Katemonkey to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My brother is getting our dad a laptop for Christmas, and he seems to think that he needs a wireless router bought separately (which would then be my present for him).
I don't know the first thing about broadband packages in L.A., but it seems to me that they would come with a wireless router, right? Because they do over here in the UK.
And there are installation issues - I'm not in L.A., my brother's not in L.A., my dad kinda likes being a luddite, and he works nights. So there might be some issues there. It's gotta be something where they set it all up nicely, and they have to be there in the morning, because waking my dad up in the afternoon is like poking polar bears with a stick.
So, really, what I'm hoping for is this: A broadband package that is fairly cheap, comes with a wireless router, lets someone in another country pay for the initial set-up, sets it all up perfectly in the morning, and has the speed and quality to let my dad watch things like NASA videos and Dodger games while at home.
Is that possible? If it's not, could you recommend to me a good broadband provider that my dad could use?