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I live about an eighth of a mile from high-speed internet and the electric company refuses to extent the line. I'm currently using Verizon Broadband internet that runs at 128 KB/s and it's killing me. My dial-up runs at 256KB/s but it's not possible to use the phone and dial-up at the same time. I'm currently paying $25 per month to Verizon for terrible internet.

What would be my best choice? I can't game, which defeats the purpose of my gaming rig. I have to wait 2 minutes for a you tube video to load at 360p. I also lose my internet connection every other hour.

Please help! I need something that's cheap but better than what I currently have. If you need to look by zip code, it's 18064.

Thanks,

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Whip out the phone book.

Also, dial up is limited to 52k max.
It is impossible to go over 64kbit (not taking compression into account) as the PSTN encapsulates analog channels on a digital circuit running at this bit rate.
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I'm so pumped! I just kept harassing my cable company and they finally ran a plant extension. I'm going from 3Mb/s Frontier DSL to 12Mb/s US Cable.

So just keep calling and talk to a manager...maybe you can get them to run that extension like I did. I did have to pay a couple hundred dollars extra to run the line.
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Hey man, you live in Whitehall? Aren't you able to get service electric where you are?
Is fios an option there?

Where I am (near Kutztown) I can get windstream dsl and service electric cable.
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Hey man, you live in Whitehall? Aren't you able to get service electric where you are?
Is fios an option there?

Where I am (near Kutztown) I can get windstream dsl and service electric cable.
I'm currently in Nazareth now. In Whitehall my internet was 512KB/s.

@beers -
I'll take a screen pic one day and show you. lol
My MSN Dial-up runs at 256KB/s.
    
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Still looking for a solution!

Would it be better to get satellite internet?
    
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I am paying $150 for 128kb/s right now, lucky americans
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Phone Co. told me the same thing when they finally got DSL where I live. They said we were like 2500 feet out of the area. After lots of phone calls they finally agreed to put in an ADSL modem. Been working fine for the past 6 years.

May be worth a try to see if this might be an option where you live.

If they ever cut off my DSL out here...I'm Moving, LOL.
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I'm currently in Nazareth now. In Whitehall my internet was 512KB/s.

@beers -
I'll take a screen pic one day and show you. lol
My MSN Dial-up runs at 256KB/s.
Not sure how msn thinks its 256k but considering im sure you have a 56k modem in your computer there is no way to get faster than your modem (not that dialup is any faster anyways(

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Still looking for a solution!

Would it be better to get satellite internet?
I would avoid satellite unless its really a last resort, my g/f had it and when it was working it was *ok* but latency is terrible with satellite and anytime a damn cloud went by she lost the connection lol.

Keep nagging your local ISP

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I am paying $150 for 128kb/s right now, lucky americans
we are hardly lucky in regards to the internet, there are MANY countries (in europe in particular) that have waay better internet than us. There are many places in the U.S that are stuck on dialup still. As a country we are behind the game for internet infrastructure (but we do also have a bit more land mass to cover than most lol)
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