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Northland Cable Television page on DSLReports
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Review by mormonjack See Profile

  • Location: Horseshoe Bay,Llano,TX
  • Cost: $50 per month
  • Install: about 3 days
Good "6 Month Promo ($50 for 24/2 Service); Even During Prime Time my speed never drops below 15m down"
Bad "Install took a little longer due to a failing line extender that my drop is tapped from"
Overall "Fastest and Cheapest internet in the Highland Lakes Region of Central Texas"
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Went in person to order at the Office in Marble Falls. The sales rep was very friendly and explained everything in detail when I signed up. The tech was a little late but he had a lot on his plate that day and I was already off of work so it was no problem. Install went smoothly, but the speed was only about 1/2 of what I was paying for. Turned out, the line extender that my drop was tapped from was malfunctioning....a line tech came out the same day and replaced it. Since then, no issues. I can watch Netflix, surf on my laptop, play games on my tablet all at the same time with no issues. The one time I did have an outage (it was system-wide), full service was restored pretty quickly. All in all, a good deal for the money.

member for 10.2 years, 194 visits, last login: 282 days ago
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Review by overtimeman See Profile

  • Location: Central,Pickens,SC
  • Cost: $139 per month
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "Good value for the money on triple pay."
Bad "Analog Cable looks so 80's"
Overall "Been more than satisfied so far with overall service."
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I've been a Northland user for five years now.When I bought a new TV I made sure it had a QAM tuner so I could get their free HD.It has the locals, the sports channels,food network and the E channel.Still have their triple play package and they have increased their internet to12/1.The phone service has been right up there with AT&T since they figured out the installer used the wrong gage of cable from the pole to the house.Even though the analog channels are well analog the 22 free HD channels more than make up for it.The internet service is great enough to stream two devices at one time and no caps yet.They even will sell you a Roku unit but I bought mine used off E Bay.So overall I am more than satisfied with Northland Cable out of Seneca S.C.Like everything else the price does increase but I feel I'm getting more than my moneys worth.If you have a problem their service department is always on time and that is rare these days!Well DARN they took ESPN off the free HD channels than came with the QAM tuner.Enjoyed seeing my Clemson Tigers Play in HD.Been thinking about dropping cable and telephone and just keep the internet and go back to Dish.

member for 8.1 years, 454 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 1.7 years ago

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You are too kind. LOL

My folks live nearby and also have Northland Cable TV. They do NOT have their internet service because the price is outrageous!

Analog TV service is bad to horrible on many channels and customer service isn't too concerned if you are satisfied or not.

Northland is one of the worst second tier cable providers in the country. I continually see customers complaining about them often.
overtimeman

join:2006-11-11
Central, SC

Re: You are too kind. LOL

But it is the only high speed internet I can get so I have no choice.AT&T ran a fiber optic cable through our neighborhood in December 2009 but they have no idea when it will be running.So I make the best out of a bad situation.

Review by mythology See Profile

  • Location: Seneca,Oconee,SC
  • Cost: $44 per month
  • Install: about 2 days
Good "Had NL service for years. They upgraded me to 6mb/1mb then to 12/2mb for free. Support been great. Connection very solid"
Bad "None i can think of."
Overall "If you are in the Seneca area i would go with Northland over AT&T. At&t you deal with people in India. Northland is local."
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Despite the other reviews of Northland here on DSLR. I`ve had nothing but great experiences with them. I had 2mb service with them for years. Always had a constant speed and cannot think of any outages or slow downs on their part. Recently they pretty much upgraded me to the 6mb/1mb service for free. I find myself constantly getting up to 7mb down from usenet. The tech support is local to my area (Seneca) and the few times i have ever had a problem they get someone out here the same day.

I had considered at&t (formerly Bellsouth here) for my internet after having to get a land line for medical reasons. The whole Land Line install was a nightmare with at&t and the DSL hook-up i had ordered did not start out any smoother so i decided to stick with Northland.

If you are in the Seneca area you cant go wrong with Northland. You support the local business and if you ever have a problem you deal with a person you can understand and that is local. As far as i know they have no caps and my response times in games has been low and stable. At&t has uverse here now but considering how bad At&t`s tech support is i have decided to stick with Northland.

***Years Later****

Still with Northland. They upgraded me to the 12MB package at no cost. Speeds often slow at night and the cable goes out all the time. On the upside Tech support is extremely fast and they usually resolve any problems within hours. No caps, No hassles. They are suppose to be offering a 24Mbps residential package soon at no extra charge. The Oconee Focus Fiber project laid Fiber 30 yards from my house. At&t is fighting it with millions of dollars. Hopefully they fail and Oconee County will have more access to broadband.

member for 12.1 years, 3621 visits, last login: 21 days ago
updated 2.4 years ago

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Review by TylerCobb See Profile

  • Location: Statesboro,Bulloch,GA
  • Cost: $59 per month
Good "Always on a very Low Latency great for gaming"
Bad "Don't have any Yet"
Overall "never been bogged down and great for the price"
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I move to Statesboro about 3 years ago to go to college and started out with Frontier DSL. They were good for web browsing but could not handle gaming and that i what i do most. when i moved to a different apartment complex i was able to get them. I started out with the 2 mb down and 256 up. But about 5 month ago they up it the fastest residential speed to 6 mb down and 1 mg up. and of course i had to have it. I works great so far and i pretty much always have a 6 mb connection. What i love the most is that i have a 13 to 30 ms ping time constantly never higher and that anytime during the day. I have been exceptional pleased with them. They are highly recommenced

UPDATE 3/19/2012
I have since updated to the Turbo Premier 24 Mb / 2 Mb
even thought I don't always get the speed I can never tell the difference. Even when streaming Hulu and Playing Xbox at the Same time.

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member for 4.9 years, 813 visits, last login: 12 days ago
updated 2.7 years ago

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Review by WoW4Me See Profile

  • Location: Seneca,Oconee,SC
  • Cost: $57 per month
  • Install: about 4 days
Good "Most of the time at least 90% of advertised speed with early mornings exceeding speed by 2mbs"
Bad "1 day of downtime.Not really a big deal because everyone has downtime."
Overall "The best internet ive ever had."
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My 6yr stint with BellSouth/AT&T DSL left me pessimistic about finding a good ISP in my area but NCTV came through with flying colors.Ive only been an NCTV subscriber for 1 month but if the first month is an indication of their service as whole, they have customer for as long as I stay connected to the internet.

I even referred a business customer to them who is supposed to be connected by next Tuesday.He also had bad results from BellSouth/AT&T with nothing but excuses and finger pointing for their overpriced/under performing DSL

If you live in the Oconee County area and NCTV is an option for you for broadband I suggest you spend the extra $$ for a quality connection.

As an added note my advertised speed package is 6mb/256kb with consistant tests exceeding these speeds by 2mbs+.I do wish there was 1mb upload or more available for residential subscribers though.

member for 5.8 years, 8 visits, last login: 5.7 years ago
updated 5.8 years ago

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Review by bangdup1 See Profile

  • Location: Porter,Montgomery,TX
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Reliability"
Bad "Cost"
Overall "Great"
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Technical help is informed and responsive. Cost is too high, but alternate source not available with comparable speed, and they know it !

member for 7.1 years, 12 visits, last login: 4.9 years ago
updated 6.5 years ago

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Review by no2 See Profile

  • Location: Everett,Snohomish,WA
  • Cost: $51 per month
  • Install: about 5 days
Good "Consistent speed"
Bad "Some slow downs on weekends"
Overall "The best that I can get where I am at."
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This is the only type of broadband that I can get where I live. At least that I know of.
Their email support is a little on the slow side. But it is friendly and answers your questions without a run around.
They offer only basic email services. There is no usenet offered.
I originally orders 1.5 mbps, but decided to up it to 3.0 mbps for a about $11.00 more.
The order and install process went smoothly.
They give you a Motorola Cable modem.
Over all I am satisfied with their service.

Update : 01-20-2008
Lately there have been a lot of times that the internet went down. It has been happening every few days for the last month or so.

Update : 04-21-2008
Their service is getting consitantly worse. There are a lot of blackouts, It sometimes takes hours to be able to reconnect to the interent. This happens a few times a week. Also their speed is slow most of the time.

member for 11.6 years, 291 visits, last login: 54 days ago
updated 6.6 years ago

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Review by artgarciasc See Profile

  • Location: Ware Shoals,Greenwood,SC
  • Cost: $56 per month
  • Install: about 3 days
Good "Fast install. From the time the tech showed up (wich was a contractor, not an actual northland tech) it was less then 30 minutes"
Bad "None so far"
Overall "Good service, fast speed"
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I considered getting Embarq DSL, but not being able to get without a home phone threw me off. They wanted just a bit less for 1.5 mb, but the home phone prices are ridiculous. I haven't had home phone in 10 years. Northland able offering me just internet helped. I ordered 2mb package, not sure on upload, it's right at 100kb/s i get.

Getting it ordered with the first CS rep was a pain, she tried selling me a bundle with cable/phone/internet together. Kept telling me how much i would save bundling. How can i save when i don't need your phone or cable TV? Hung up, got another rep and finished in no time. Install was midways thru the afternoon when they said they would be here. Dude was fast, climbed the pole, drilled one hole, maybe had to run 15 foot of cable at the most. dude didn't even break a sweat.

They brought the bottom line surboard by motorola.

During the day i keep speeds of 1300-1700 consistently, just depends on the load.

Nighttime is a diffrent story..i think most of my town is in the bed by 10:30pm, because after that time, my cable flies. No less then 1900 and it does creep on up to 2400 at times in the middle of the night. I haven't run a test yet at night but will soon

member for 7.3 years, 22 visits, last login: 5.6 years ago
updated 7.3 years ago

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