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sunday8pm

join:2010-05-24
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Advice for a first time ISP in Decatur

Hi,

A friend of mine is looking at her options to get internet to her home, one way or another.
Speed isn't very important as she probably won't do anything super intensive; the most important factor being the monthly cost.
I don't live in the US so I have no idea what the options are. Could anyone be so kind and advise?

Thanks!



shdesigns
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Stone Mountain, GA
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Have them look at Atlantic Nexus. Has been rated among the highest ISP's on BBR.

I had 1.5/.256 for $32, now have 3.5/.384 for $39. They also have 6mbit for $49. Has been rock solid for years and excellent tech support.

You will have to have an active phone line though. AT&T can do dry DSL cheaper, but I don't trust their reliability.
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sunday8pm

join:2010-05-24
reply to sunday8pm

Thanks!



odog
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join:2001-08-05
Atlanta, GA
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reply to sunday8pm

Comcast may have a promotional thing going for ~12 months check on those. After that dry loop DSL from AT&T should be pretty cheap as well. Clear might be a good fit as well if she can get the a promo deal.


kcomputer99

join:2004-11-23
Atlanta, GA

I have been using Comcast since 2004 and get amazing speeds; 20down/4up. around $50 a month I believe, also you can get Xfinity to save more. Many friends around here in Atlanta have DSL and I hate it because of how slow it is...why still use a phone cord instead of coaxial.



shdesigns
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Stone Mountain, GA

Because Comcast is crap in my neighborhood. The rewired with fiber and it is even worse.

I have DSL because it works and is reliable, it is also cheaper.


alfnoid
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join:2002-02-18
reply to sunday8pm

Well both comcast and AT&T have their issues. Very location dependent issues.
Comcast is great in my area and AT&T sucks because they have the old IFITL here and can't provide more than 1.5/256.

Att will be a bit cheaper likely. Their dry dsl is the best choice if your friend doesn't want a home phone line.

Comcast also has a tier that is 1.5 down and 384 up for $25ish/month. $5 to $7 more if you rent their modem. Not sure if you have to have tv service with them to get this though.

Clear is also an option, but again location dependent.