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Review by gower23528 See Profile

  • Location: Weston,Lewis,WV
  • Cost: $39 per month
  • Install: about 2 days
Good "So far it has been reliable. The contracted technician was very courteous and respectful."
Bad "They were doing a lot of installs in our area so we had to wait a while until they could get to us. Expensive $39.95 for 512/128"
Overall "If you can't get DSL then cable is an option for you. At least here in Weston, West Virginia."
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Of course with our area being rural here in West Virginia our only option at the time was Dial-Up or satellite which was way to expensive and dial-up just getting slower day by day. Charter was purchased by a mid-sized company called Rapid Cable based out of Denver, Colorado »www.rapidcable.com and with Charter being our cable company for about 10 years they had no intentions of upgrading the system to support High Speed Data or even adding new channels like Rapid has done. Then about June 1st of 2005 Rapid Cable took over the area and within a year about 90% of their current subscribers were able to get cable internet even in areas where there was no DSL availability.

But with them being a smaller company I can see why their prices are a bit high as I am sure it is not cheap to replace hundred of nodes. 256/128 for $24.95 & 512/256 for $39.95 and finally 1024/512 for $49.95 as month. The rumor is that what they do is upgrade smaller market systems and then sell them to big name companies for a high price. Hopefully this is true because it would be nice to see Comcast, Time Warner, Atlantic Broadband, and even Adelphia come in.

Install process was piece of cake already as I had already had ran the cable and all he did was hook up the modem. Did have to pay a $50.00 install fee and there was no Self-Install option available . But other than that we are very satisfied that we finally have a broadband and able to talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time.

UPDATE: They have upgraded the speed tier to 1024kbps and upload is the same.

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updated 7.6 years ago