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Bushland, TX(Zone 6a)

My options are at&t, Direct tv and dish network

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Is it AT&T U-verse (fiber optic)? That's what I have and I'm very happy with it. No experience with the others for anything but TV though so can't really compare.

Durhamville, NY(Zone 5b)

If ATT is DSL or fiber definitely go that way. I looked at satellite and talked with people that had it, it's better than dial up some of the time, but not as good as any ground based system.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

where we are at in Wisc, [in an RV Park] we are very limited on what we can get... there is no high-speed per-se, nor ATT type [dsl thru the phone lines]

our choices are land-line dial-up, satellite and now cellular

the 'dish' set-up we had was horrible, heavy rains, forget-about-it....
the cellular seems to be working OK.....

we are also heavily wooded, so one reason why dish does not work well either.

Hopefully one day our area will get updated and we can get Charter.

at home in IL, we are very happy with our Comcast.

Aitel is the best of all!!

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

I use Cable - Comcast is my provider. It has better bandwidth for the money.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

Also, where you can't get cable, there are Satellite providers. My parents found a good one - Blue Wolf? Can't remember for sure - but you pay a certain price for the bandwidth, and although they have Dish, they went for that one for a better price and are satisfied. Check out your OTHER satellite providers - they are quite competitive these days! :-)

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Sometimes, when in rural areas... you take what you can get.

where we are at in WI, our office had a dish, similar to what Karrie mentioned... it was horrible for our public use... we'd constantly exceed our bandwidth usage. Last year we went cellular... much better. we have a modem that has a phone number, we pick up a cell signal for our internet usage... much better and unlimited.

we have no option for DSL or High speed [IE Cox, Comcast, Charter.. et al ] so we take what we can get.

Bushland, TX(Zone 6a)

went with at&t and it seems almost as fast as the cox cable I had,but then it has only been a couple days so far!

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

AT & T Cable or AT & T Dial Up? I have never heard of any dial up faster than cable unless something was wrong with the cable service...... My brother ran into a problem with Qwest (DSL) and found out he wasn't getting what he was paying for and got many months worth of service paid back to him. As soon as I switched from dial up to Cable, I saw a WOW difference! I can't watch a movie with dial up - but I can with cable. I also run my phone (magic jack) off my cable internet - saves me hundreds of dollars a year! I pay $20 a year and can call anyone in the U.S. and Canada, all paid for, for that yearly subscription.

Algonquin, IL(Zone 5a)

Karrie20x - How long have you had the "magic jack"? Have you run into any problems with it? Was it hard to install...Initial cost, etc.? It has always sounded interesting, but we've never really followed up. We have Comcast cable so we should be able to run it.

Thanks in advance!

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

@Karrie--I don't think AT&T offers cable internet. In my area they offer their fiber optic service, and I think in other areas where they don't have the fiber optic yet they offer DSL.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

ah, ok. We had Cox Cable here, then it switched to A T & T Cable, and now is Comcast Cable. Some people like DSL and find it is plenty fast enough to serve their needs. Oh - I lived in Dublin, CA when I was a little girl. I think I went to Edison grade school when I was in kindergarten, if it's even still around.

The DSL service here in Spokane, is through the local phone company.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I've never heard of an Edison Elementary so it must either be gone or the name has been changed. Do you remember what street it was on?

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

I have no idea - it was a long long time ago, and we moved up to WA state in 1972. I remember we had to cross a free way to get to it, and there was a bully that would take children's books and throw them down at the cars below.............. I narked on him and he got suspended. I mean, REALLY! (like they say on SNL)......

Bushland, TX(Zone 6a)

no it is DSL thru At&t

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