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Posted: 4/7/2006 4:28:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 4:33:08 PM EDT by highwayman]
I'm kinda in the middle of Stafford county and there doesn't seem to be any good broadband providers in that area. It seems like the only 2 that are available are Adelphia and Cox, but they're pretty darn expensive. I know we have some members in this area, what are you all using for hi-speed access? Any help is appreciated. MJD
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:53:17 PM EDT
Have you tried Verizon DSL?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 10:01:13 PM EDT
FiOS is showing up in odd places too...Verizon is a provider.

I use Cox for my broadband, but only because I pretty much have to. I can't get DSL or FiOS where I am, or I'd ditch Cox for a high-power DSL line in a heartbeat. Occasionally the network will refuse to sync with the modem, usually when I'm in the middle of blasting things online with old college pals, and causing all manner of grief. That, and in order to not be charged a ridiculous setup fee (around $200) for some schmuck from Cox to come out and hook up your modem and ethernet line, you have to buy TV from them too, which keeps going up and up.

At least you have a choice between cable providers. We're stuck with a monopoly here.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:52:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kaiheitai17:
Have you tried Verizon DSL?



Yeah, it's not available to me. They were the first ones I tried. I was going to sign up for their 768K DSL. I don't need anything super-fast as I don't use it for high-intensity gaming or anything. I'd just like to be able to get more than 26.4K connections and <1.5Kbps downloads. MJD
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:43:59 AM EDT
I have Adelphia in Chantilly and have had no issues for three years... I'm really happy with it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:19:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 6:20:02 AM EDT by kaiheitai17]
Guess you live past the limit for DSL from the exchange to your home. You could try the internet connectivity through the satellite TV providers (DirecTV or Dish) but if you think Adelphia or Cox is expensive, just wait until you hear what Direct and Dish want! EXPENSIVE!!!
Best bet is if you already have cable is go ahead and get the internet access from them also.....
sorry bout that....

edit to correct spelling....
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:38:27 AM EDT
See if Cox has the value package around your area, it runs around $25 and offers 768 down / 256 up.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:00:02 PM EDT
Comcast is very bad in Prince William County.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:06:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Comcast is very bad in Prince William County.



Interesting, I'm in PWC and I've had zero issues. Screaming fast service. Guess it all depends on what neighborhood you're in.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:54:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Comcast is very bad in Prince William County.



Interesting, I'm in PWC and I've had zero issues. Screaming fast service. Guess it all depends on what neighborhood you're in.



+1, it runs good here on the east side.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Comcast is very bad in Prince William County.



Interesting, I'm in PWC and I've had zero issues. Screaming fast service. Guess it all depends on what neighborhood you're in.



NW Prince William service is deplorable and so is Comcast when you attempt to rectify a problem.

If I could find a good SAT service for less than 400.00 a month.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:29:01 AM EDT
Still haven't found any good providers aside from Adelphia, but I don't want to spend >$40/month. That's kinda crazy. There is a small unmanned Adelphia "outpost" around the corner from my house. I could almost hit it with a rock. If that is the central office then I'd probably be able to download files before I could get back from the fridge. That would be nice. MJD
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