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What ISP should I get?

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I'm moving soon and I need a new ISP. I have already tried Verizon FIOS and Optimum Online, but both were unavailable in my area (Staten Island, NY). I was thinking about Comcast or Roadrunner, but maybe you guys know something better <$50 a month?
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I heard Comcast is decent with their speeds, which are usually >20 mbps in some/most areas, I don't have any personal experience with them, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Comcast is pretty good.


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post #4 of 12
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Pretty good??!!
Thats amazing speed! How much do you pay a month?
post #5 of 12
It depends on where you live. I have Comcast and get maybe 5000 kb/s down on a good day, and it frequently doesn't work. It's hard because its basically the only choice for New Hampshire. I have no idea how it is for New York though, but most people i know with Comcast are very unsatisfied.
    
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post #6 of 12
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Looks like its better for people on the west coast. Any other good ISPs?
post #7 of 12
could ask your neighbours.
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Wouldn't get comcast, they're in trouble at the moment because customers are pissed off about bandwidth throttling. Also,if you even so much as download 1 song you get a cease and desist e-mail.
    
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post #9 of 12
I'd try roadrunner. You can get 15MB down, and 1MB up, for around $54.99 a month. For the first year it's only $39.99. If that is to much for you, I'd go with AT&T DSL. I don't know why everyone hates on them. I have there 6MB down plan, and I love it. I get great pings, and never drop connection.
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What ever you do, don't get Earthlink. I had them for a year or so and their service was horrible and their tech support was incompetent.
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