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There MUST be other options--nowhere has literally ONE choice among cable and DSL providers.

Anyhoo, $5/25GB, you might as well go with their highest level service that has 300GB limit (and a higher speed)--if you really did go 200GB over your allotment.

But there has to be literally at least one other option (other than DSL). No?
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
There MUST be other options--nowhere has literally ONE choice among cable and DSL providers.

Anyhoo, $5/25GB, you might as well go with their highest level service that has 300GB limit (and a higher speed)--if you really did go 200GB over your allotment.

But there has to be literally at least one other option (other than DSL). No?
Quite a few place's have one choice, it's called an apartment building or complex, and if I read correctly OP is in Seattle. Wave in particular goe's into MDU's (Multiple Dwelling Unit's) and has them sign into exclusivity contract's that make them the only provider allowed on premise, I.E. Comcast, etc are not allowed to wire up to the building. These contract's usually last any where from 3 to 20+ years between Wave and the MDU, this leave's you the consumer screwed on all front's. They're a lousy company and only do business through this setup and in very rural area's. They are an absolute scam but unfortunately everything they do is fully legal
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Quite a few place's have one choice, it's called an apartment building or complex, and if I read correctly OP is in Seattle. Wave in particular goe's into MDU's (Multiple Dwelling Unit's) and has them sign into exclusivity contract's that make them the only provider allowed on premise, I.E. Comcast, etc are not allowed to wire up to the building. These contract's usually last any where from 3 to 20+ years between Wave and the MDU, this leave's you the consumer screwed on all front's. They're a lousy company and only do business through this setup and in very rural area's. They are an absolute scam but unfortunately everything they do is fully legal
Yes, for cable, but cable vs. DSL--while DSL is considered "slow" by a lot of people (not me--always had a good experience with it), I lived in an apartment complex where only Comcast was allowed for cable (including cable internet), but you could get around the internet issue by getting AT&T DSL, or one of the other local companies, through the phone lines. There must always be at least two options (unless you live at/on a university)--whether one is cable and the other is DSL (or rather, one is good and the other is crappy) is another story.
    
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Funny thing is, the free internet my building provided in Sweden was 8x faster than yours
That would be because internet access is classed as a human right in Sweden and also in France and a few other EU countries. Apparently it will be classed as a human right in the UK in the next few years as well.
    
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My Uncapped US plan is awesome Verizon FIOS 35/35 OT: thats a rip off, 100 Gb only?
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I feel luck to live in a country where bandwidth is uncapped.

They do throttle you if you torrent excessively or download heavily, but there's no surcharge.

Then again, my upload sucks.
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