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Best internet provider in St. Louis

Should we use Charter or AT&T? [more inside]
posted by molla on Jun 3, 2014 - 4 answers

How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX?

How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Why is My Download Speed 10x Faster than my Upload?

Download Speed is 5.4 MPS, Upload 0.54 - Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Nov 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Cheapest, fastest internet in the emerald city?

What are my options for broadband residential internet in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Best 4g broadband deal in Seattle?

4g Wireless broadband in Seattle: I'm considering replacing my Qwest DSL with 4g wireless broadband. (A cable modem solution isn't available in my building.) Also, I think I'd be purchasing the home modem version of the plan upon which I decide. I have plenty of mobile internet with my iPhone. Fast enough to stream netflix is my benchmark. It seems like Sprint is the best deal. What say you? Thanks!
posted by letstrythis on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Municipality provides broadband infrastructure; ISPs provide content?

Smart people: I'm trying to understand the issues relating to municipal broadband. It seems to me -- a complete layperson, understand -- that the proper approach here is obvious: The municipality should build out the fiber infrastructure, and leave the provision of services open to private ISPs. What is the current thinking on this issue? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Oct 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Mobile broadband recommendations?

Mobile broadband recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Moving to Oakland: who's the best internet service provider?

I currently live in San Francisco where I use WebPass, which I adore. It's by far the best ISP I've ever had: cheap, lightning-fast, and impeccable customer service. Now I am moving to the East Bay, and I need a new provider. I'm a really heavy internet user, so this is an important decision for me –--- please help me make a good one. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 1, 2010 - 8 answers

BT Broadband Hell

I'm currently with BT "Total" Broadband, who are by far the shitest ISP in Britian. We currently pay £24.46 their option 3 "unlimited" package. And it's crap, please help me pick an alternative ISP. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 1, 2009 - 16 answers

WiMax: yea or nay?

Looking into potentially getting WiMax, specifically from a company called TowerStream, at my place of work. Has anyone here used a commercial WiMax provider (TowerStream or otherwise)? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jan 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Erratic network behavior

My net connection has dropped like clockwork around midnight over the past few days. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Cheap Broadband in Albany, NY?

Can someone suggest cheap ($15/mo) broadband in zip 12208? Verizon DSL 768kbps is unavailable there. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Gauging Bandwidth Use

I'm considering downgrading my cable broadband from 512kbps-800MB/month to 256kbps-uncapped. I'd like to estimate the real-world hit in terms of casual web browsing and more intensive applications. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on May 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Broadbandfilter: How can I get internet setup without a current phone number (in SF)?

Gah! Broadbandfilter! Moving to a new apartment next week (in SF). What broadband provider, and how do I search for it without a current phone number? (Cable vs. DSL vs. FIOS vs. Wireless?) [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Jul 18, 2006 - 18 answers

LegaleseFilter: How does AT&T's new DSL privacy policy compare to my current provider's?

LegaleseFilter: How does AT&T's new DSL privacy policy compare to my current provider's? Obviously, lawyers or other such persons will be most helpful here. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 on Jun 30, 2006 - 0 answers

Choosing a Broadband ISP

Which Broadband ISP and Cable provider should I choose? [more inside]
posted by Otis on Sep 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Best Broadband Provider?

I just cancelled Roadrunner internet access, and I need help finding another ISP. [more inside]
posted by Penks on Jul 13, 2005 - 9 answers

Will a 56k modem work well on a 256k ADSL connection?

I have ADSL. If ADSL is active and I hookup an old 56k modem to a filtered voice line, a) how fast would I be able to connect, and b) would it affect my 256k ADSL connection?
posted by krisjohn on Dec 25, 2004 - 5 answers

Broadband providers in Oxford, England?

Can anyone recommend a good broadband company for a 1Mbps connection on 1 year contract in Oxford? We don't want to have a phone line and will probably stick it on a wireless router to 5 computers around the house.
posted by Mossy on Sep 1, 2004 - 7 answers

Rural Broadband

Someone I know is moving to a tiny rural town in Southern Oregon, which has a population of about 700 people and no broadband. The nearest broadband is in Roseburg, located 17 miles away.

The property they will be on has a hill, which might make it possible to use some kind of tranceiver on an antenna and establish a connection with someone over in Roseburg -- either Qwest, the local phone service, or the Douglas FastNet, which is interested in bringing broadband to rural Oregon. Alternately, there are satellite services, such as Starband or DirecWay which does this kind of thing too.

Do any of you have any thoughts on the best (or most cost-effective) solution available for broadband in such a situation? Also, we are interested in knowing how to go about creating a wireless network / coop / small ISP that would service the local region. Any ideas on how to get the bandwidth, what kind of equipment we'd want to use, how to wire the town, and how to reduce latency?
posted by insomnia_lj on Aug 1, 2004 - 2 answers

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