Higher Speed Internet

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Post by tomneal » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:27 am

I have DSL and RoadRunner at the house.

Is there anything faster available in Houston?
At a resonable rate?
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Post by Mithras61 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:51 am

I haven't been able to find anything at a reasonable rate. I know you can get better performance with stuff like a T3, but who can afford that? I've heard of some other technologies being offered in some other areas, but they haven't made it to Houston yet.

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Post by nitrogen » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:01 am

Has Verizon's FIOS made it down there?
That's what I have, and it's wonderful.

Your other options might include higher speed DSL.
I sell and design broadband networks, if you want, you can PM me your address and phone number and I can check what kinds of service you qualify for. You can also go to sites like http://dslreports.com and check that.
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Post by dpatterson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:37 am

Whats your current DSL Rate and what are you paying for that service?
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Post by txinvestigator » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:00 am

I have Verizon FiOS. 5Mb downloads. I love it.
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Post by casselthief » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:20 pm

txinvestigator wrote:I have Verizon FiOS. 5Mb downloads. I love it.
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooord!


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Post by repsychler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:31 pm

Verizon has crews laying fiber in my neighborhood right now, I'm getting FiOS as soon as it's available.
Anyone have their TV service? I'm thinking about dumping Dish for it.

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Post by hi-power » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:48 pm

repsychler wrote:Verizon has crews laying fiber in my neighborhood right now, I'm getting FiOS as soon as it's available.
Anyone have their TV service? I'm thinking about dumping Dish for it.
I had their TV service for 30 days. My wife didn't like the menu :roll: , (she's funny about anything NEW), so I had to switch back to Dish Network.

I was amazed at the picture quality vs. Dish. I don't have HD, but I could tell the colors were much more vivid. When you switch channels and get that normal half-second of blackness, there was no snow at all. Great quality and great signal. I'd recommend you get this ASAP. (No I don't work for them. :lol: )

Edited to add: Oh yeah, and you won't lose the local weather information when it's pouring down rain and you really need it to make sure a tornado isn't bearing down on you.
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Post by tomneal » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:16 pm

Looks like I have

1255.4 Kbps - on my DSL line
and
1116.3 Kbps - on my Cable Modem


This is from the speed test at:
http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html
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Post by casselthief » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:41 pm

2.178 Mbps at work.

not too scabby, I say. :cool:


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Post by stroo » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:41 pm

I have the FiOS TV as well as the internet. We don't have an HD TV but nevertheless the picture quality is better than anything I had with DirecTV, cable or off the air. And the service is never down. When I had cable years ago, it went down once a month. DirecTV went out with every heavy rain. We have had FiOS TV for about a year and other than when the power has gone out, I think we have had one outage lasting about 5 minutes.

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Post by tomneal » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:46 pm

FoIS is not offered in the Houston area

I contacted Covad and it looks like they may have a good solution at a reasonable price.
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Post by dpatterson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:55 pm

4425.2 kbps on wireless at work. Pretty neat speed tool.


Tom... why do you have a DSL and Cable connection? Can you have either one turned up to a faster speed?

I work for a Communications Company and we currently offer 1MB, 3MB and 6MB to the home. We are also pushing Fiber to the home in some of our more Urban areas.
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Post by txinvestigator » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:16 pm

I love my FiOS. The TV service is fantastic. I have had the old Primestar, Dish Network, cable and now FiOS. FiOS is BY FAR the best I have had.
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two connections

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Post by tomneal » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:20 pm

I have both DSL and Cable connections because I work from the house and if one is down, I can't bill hours.
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