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How bad is satellite internet service?

I'm considering buying a house in rural Vermont where cable and dsl internet are not available, and mobile phone service is spotty. It seems the only option would be satellite internet through a provider such as HughesNet. Would this be a huge mistake? [more inside]
posted by bobafet on Jun 25, 2014 - 22 answers

Best internet provider in St. Louis

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

Problems with Internet connection. My ISP is blaming my cable modem.

Time Warner is telling me that I need to buy a new cable modem. I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Jun 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Negotiating the best Comcast internet rates (PDX edition)

Ok, theoretically simple question that I can't find a simple answer to: I'm currently a Comcast customer subscribed to low-tier tv and internet. I'd like to drop my tv service and replace it with an antenna for OTA channels and a higher internet tier for streaming and general internet'ing (Comcast is my only real internet option, so I won't be dropping them entirely). I need advice as to how to get the best possible rate for the internet service. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Nov 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Canadian e-mail hosting and domain registration

Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Comcast alternatives in Western Massachusetts?

Does anyone have an internet/cable provider in this area that's not Comcast? We are fed up with their horrible service. We're in Northampton, MA if it helps.
posted by chaiminda on Jun 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Why would my ISP routing Google traffic differently?

Why would my ISP routing Google traffic differently? What is traffic-shaping, and why is it considered "questionable" for an ISP to do this? I'm on Vancouver Island, in Canada. My ISP is Shaw, and everyone on Shaw on Vancouver Island experienced some issues with Google domains including YouTube and G+ for most of the day. Here's a thread where users are discussing the problem. In the thread I linked above, some folks are saying that there must have been either a critical failure, or "they're traffic-shaping or otherwise filtering results from Google-based websites. That's highly questionable behaviour." What does this mean? While I had internet connectivity, I couldn't access Gmail or Google Search, and ended up using my Telus phone's WiFi hotspot to work (we all work remotely and use Google Apps).
posted by KokuRyu on Apr 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Recommend me a RELIABLE ISP in Columbus Ohio?

I'm a professional poker player and internet disconnects cost me money. Each disconnect averages around 5 dollars, but obviously if it disconnects at the wrong time it could cost me thousands. I want a very reliable internet, (I've heard there are some that guarantee 99.x% uptime for business usually) But I think those are super expensive ($1,000/month), so please also give some common ISPS
posted by crawltopslow on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Maui High-speed Internet

Any high-tech work-from-home Maui residents? If you work from home on Maui and absolutely definitely depend on having rock-solid high-speed internet access... where do you live and where would you avoid moving? Is there a single company that offers access? Related question... are power-outages a regular occurrence that would affect location too? mahalo.
posted by jimmereeno on Feb 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Changed ISP unable to send email with e-mail account of old ISP

I have a friend who has become totally reliant on an e-mail account, which was provided by an internet service provider which she has just left to go to a new ISP. She uses Outlook 2003 as her e-mail client program. Unfortunately, she is now finding that after moving to this new ISP that although she can receive e-mails absolutely fine, she cannot send e-mails. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Can bit torrent sites like Demonoid be revived?

Question about bit torrent sites that (are) shut down and their possible revival. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Does Indy have raceway speeds on the internet?

Are there any reliable, local high-speed options in the Indianapolis area without data caps? [more inside]
posted by jaden on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Which Internet Should I Get, Internet?

Who do you recommend as an Internet provider? [more inside]
posted by xenization on Aug 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Good ISP for Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a good high-speed internet provider that'll provide to not-all-that-outer Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard on Jul 16, 2012 - 9 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

Internet Service suggestions?

Looking for high speed internet service in the Peninsula, Bay Area. Your experiences (good, bad, indifferent) with the following companies? Any recommended plans? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz on Apr 24, 2012 - 16 answers

I know the anwer is Googleable, but even if I find it I can't understand it.

What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jan 7, 2012 - 7 answers

What does it take to make a cisco/linksys E2500 router work in bombay, india?

What does it take to make a cisco/linksys E2500 router work in bombay, india? I'm trying to connect a cisco router to an internet access point in bombay, india. Currently, there is a single computer hooked up to a cable modem. That works fine but I want to add a router for additional access ( wireless and cable ). Details follow.... [more inside]
posted by metadave on Dec 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Is getting my Comcast internet via Earthlink a lot worse than it has seemed in the past?

What's going on with this Earthlink redirect default, and how ticked off should I be? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 17, 2011 - 6 answers

A Perfect Model for the Ultimate Failure of Free Market Capitalism

So, long story short: I have satellite internet. I have no other options for internet. My ISP provides neither service nor internet. What (legally, etc.) can I do? [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Dec 14, 2011 - 26 answers

Changing ISP in Italy: any advice?

[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me get the best deal setting up the internet

How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Why does my internet kind of disconnect?

Why does my internet kind of disconnect? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Sep 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Sure I'm selling my soul, but the download speeds are so damn fast!

Due to Comcast and Verizon's opposition to Net Neutrality, I want to take my internet and wireless business elsewhere. Problem: I switched to both services to get faster connection/better coverage, and it worked. Are there any alternatives that would keep me well-connected? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 30, 2011 - 8 answers

I NEED BITS

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. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet?

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet, and if so, what should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

♫ The dream of the ’90s internet pricing is alive in Portland... ♪

What’s the cheapest internet package in Portland, Oregon? (Can I go cheaper than Comcast's $47-a-month Xfinity?) [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Feb 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I monitor net usage in terms of GB/month?

I need to monitor the bandwidth use at home, in terms of GB per month. The trick: I have a TV that has built-in wireless Netflix capabilities, and I think streaming HD shows are eating GB/month more than I realize. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Toronto ISP: Is Teksavvy cable Internet a good idea, even with the threat of Usage Based Billing?

Toronto ISP: Is Teksavvy cable Internet a good idea, even with the threat of Usage Based Billing? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jan 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me understand my basic home internet setup.

I wish I could troubleshoot my home internet service and wireless network when they're acting funny. I'm computer-literate but I only have the vaguest sense of how networks do what they do, I don't mind reading technical stuff, and I'd like to end up with a useful set of intuitions about how the damn thing works. What should I read?
posted by nebulawindphone on Dec 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Modem, Router, or Us?

A couple of times a week, our internet craps out. Is this our modem, our ISP, and/or our router? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Internet access without phone line?

Can I get temporary Internet service without a phone line? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Oct 6, 2010 - 14 answers

CLEAR mobile internet/home phone

Does anyone have experience with CLEAR mobile internet/home internet/home phone? I am in Austin, TX, and am thinking about it. [more inside]
posted by noonknight on Aug 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Where can I find AOL (circa 1994) screenshots?

I am looking for a depository of old AOL/Compuserve/Prodigy screenshots, ideally from 1993-1998. Even better -- I'd love to find & run these actual programs on a modern computer. Where can I get screenshots, and where can I find the old versions of these programs/a way to run them?
posted by Damn That Television on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Can my ISP force me to buy their branded router?

I currently use AT&T as our broadband ISP at home. Our five-year-old modem/router just died, and since it's so old, AT&T tells me that it's no longer under warranty, and I have to buy a new one myself. Then they directed me to an AT&T Wireless retail store to go buy the equipment. But can they force me to buy one of their routers? What if I can find a comparable one cheaper somewhere else? Can they refuse me customer service or deny me installation help (which I will need - I'm hopelessly n00bulous in this department) if I don't by an "official" AT&T router? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Mobile broadband recommendations?

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

All sorts of WiFi connectivity issues. I think it's my router.

After 4 months of smooth sailing, my WiFi has started acting up and (first temperamental page loading; then lock icon disappears when connecting to my secure network; now work computer won't connect at all). Is it my ISP, router, computer, or something else? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?

How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 16, 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

Need. Internet. Back.

Why can't I connect to the internet anymore? Is customer service giving me a plausible explanation? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 25, 2009 - 17 answers

Broadband ISP in Las Vegas

What's the best broadband ISP to subscribe to in Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me help my browser to go back to completing missing URL endings even though my ISP is jerky

My ISP's new "feature" of rerouting incomplete URLs to their own custom (awful) search page is hijacking my normal browser behavior of completing URLs with .com. Anything I can do to reassert normalcy? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 5, 2009 - 14 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

Croatia Online!

What is the best way to get unlimited net access in Croatia without per minute data charges? We're going to Croatia for a few weeks and will need reliable net access for VPNing back home. I'm fine with paying a bit extra for a temporary DSL/Cable install - we will be staying in a home so mobile access is not necessary. Something faster than 56k modem speed would be preferred.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 28, 2009 - 1 answer

help find a way to make me redundant

My boss is looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to add redundancy to our 20MB fiber. [more inside]
posted by dozo on Apr 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Info source on bandwidth caps & download quotas?

Is there a website that tracks ISP's bandwidth caps and download quotas, and presents the information in an up-to-date and easy-to-read format? I'm especially interested in USA.
posted by kidbritish on Apr 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me with my internet annoyance.

I sometimes have trouble with downloading via torrent: surfing becomes a slow crawl/not an option. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Where in Los Angeles can pay by the hour to use a really fast (T1) internet access so I can upload 5GB of files to a coworker?

Are there any Kinkos, business centers, copy centers, cybercafes etc. in Los Angeles (downtown, silverlake, west side, ANYWHERE!) where I can pay by the hour to use a really fast (T1) internet access so I can upload 5GB of files to a coworker? [more inside]
posted by ronenosity on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Eu tu, AT&T?

There is talk about how ISP's are going to be cooperating with the RIAA to curtail piracy (warning letters, shutting off service, etc.), in lieu of the RIAA taking people to court. If ISP's refused to be involved without a court order previously, why are they getting so involved now? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jan 29, 2009 - 9 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

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