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Old 12-14-2017, 09:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm at ~$50/mo for pretty fast ATT. More than fast enough for me. Everything got cheaper when Google Fiber moved in... Thanks Google.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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~$40 a month, but it's part of a package. would be $60 or so otherwise.
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$57.99 (I think) for Charter cable. Been with it for years, since before high-ish speed internet became common (needed for work). The alternatives seem either slower or more expensive, if not both, and changing email addresses would be something of a hassle.

It's been pretty reliable, considering that I live quite a ways from town. The only thing that bugs me is that every week or two I get yet another junk mailer from them, inviting me to bundle TV & phone with the internet, for only $29.99 each. You'd think that after a few years, their automatic mailer should figure out that I'm not interested, and stop wasting money on mailing them.
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Burlington has a co-op which laid down fiber lines to every home and business in the city. They have the following rates:

For students, or those on government benefits or social programs:
$10 per month for 25 down / 25 up
-Includes WiFi router

For college students:
$45 for 50 / 50
$50 for 200 / 200
-Includes WiFi router

For everyone else:
$55 for 150 / 150
$70 for 1000 / 1000

All packages include WiFi access to virtually every nook and cranny in the city.

I have a large apartment with two roommates. We have the $55 150 up / 150 down plan, working out to ~$19 per person.

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Ecky, is it as fast as advertised?
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Yeah, if your router is fast enough. I've never encountered any congestion in the network, or any outages. It's consistently fast and reliable.

Unfortunately, Comcast is trying to buy them out. The city is resisting, but Comcast is bidding several times what BT is worth...

EDIT: Our electric company and grocery stores are also co-ops. We get a lot of great local produce and 100% renewable energy.
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I have heard that when assimilation is on the line, resistance is futile.

Comcast has undoubtedly bought out other providers, but I cannot find anything about it. I just wonder how they would market the takeover.

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Comcast is now excited to be your new Internet and Cable overlord and we are proud to bring you these thrilling new opportunities:

Three times the price!
One-quarter the speed!
Zero percent of the customer service!
I did find this, though: https://www.habitatmag.com/Publicati...ulk-Rate-Cable
Comcast bought out Charter, but would only allow co-ops and complexes to receive connections if the entire community buys in, and nobody has signed up in several years.

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Even if people aren't taking the 30 minutes it takes to swap between providers to remain in the promotional period, it's worth the 10min to threaten to switch as they will almost always reduce your rate.

The marginal cost to have you as a customer is next to nothing, so any amount the provider can get from you is better than losing you to another company.

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Wireless - I currently have a hotspot through Straight Talk. I pay either $15 for 1GB/30 days or $40 for 4GB/60 days. Can be very slow at peak times and I really have to watch data usage.
Too expensive. Many cellular plans have lower data rates. Google Project Fi charges $1/100MB ($10/GB). That too is expensive, but their unlimited talk and text is $20/mo and utilizes both T-Mobile (GSM) and Sprint (CDMA) networks.

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