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Which of the US ISPs are actually good? :s
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But but but, I thought they didn't cap data at all.................................... according to some know-it-alls 'round these parts. rolleyes.gif
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Which of the US ISPs are actually good? :s

Brighthouse is good...but it did get bought out by Charter back in march...so we'll say what becomes of that. I got a fantastic deal for 150/10 for $55. The technician told me that they were rolling out 300 next year. I'd say we might have fiber in Indianapolis by 2020 easily.

We have a relativity new ISP in town that is working on fiber to the home.
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I hate Comcast. More than most. Probably because in my area they have an absolute monopoly on high speed internet. If you want to get online you pretty much have to pay their ridiculous price and deal with their abysmal customer service. I'm honest not surprised to see this and I'm surprised it hasn't happen sooner with everything moving to a digital distribution platform everybody is downloading more and more data everyday.
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Here in ZA we have a bunch of ISPs, but Telkom owns the entire country's cables. So if I have a problem then I don't know whether it's Telkom or Mweb (and here in ZA providers are known to blame each other). And going wireless is unaffordable.

And regarding caps/speed, I have 2 Mb on paper (often below 1), and a 75 GB (I think) cap for R200/month excluding line rental. If, for example, I go for mobile internet it'll cost me around R500 for 2 GB (and such poor service that I'm almost always restricted to Edge).
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Eh, South Africa had data caps before it was cool.....
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They are now offering an unlimited data deal and sell it for $30-35 depending on where you live. It is $35 here. I am the only person in the house to use the our internet and I easily hit 400-600 every month with just Netflix and other streaming services and the occasional steam game download. I was going to buy into it but it hit me that I never use normal TV. Comcast requires you get at least a minimum triple play package to get their 105 and higher tiers. Even with a promotion, it comes to around $160 then add $35 for unlimited and it's over $200 with taxes. I researched business class and realized I could get the same speed with no caps for about $50-60 less a month. I'm in the process of getting it changed over. I just wonder if/when they will wise up and start capping business as well. There is no way they could go any less than 1TB on business if they did decide but I honestly don't think even they are that greedy/stupid to try to stiff their business class. They seem to treat us like royalty compared to residential. Customer service is miles ahead and they go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with everything. This could change once I'm actually hooked up but I doubt it. I've always heard good things about their business side so I'm hopeful it will not change.
post #98 of 131
So glad a small little ISP popped up in my hometown about 9 years ago with fiber service and now that small ISP finally offers gigabit speeds, for 79.99, and even cheaper with a cable package, and comcast is still here offering terrible speeds, terrible caps, and terrible customer service for more money
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Could be worse. Could be Internet in Cuba.

The average monthly salary is $20. Local internet is $1.50 an hour. Access to international internet is $4.50 an hour.

The TOTAL speed for the entire county is 290Mbit/s.

Then there is the censorship.


Hate the US companies as much as you want, I'll take the worst of them over communist run government internet any day of the week.
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