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GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON

good ISPs in Houston, Texas(not bundled)

1 of my buddies who I play a online MMO with just moved to Houston, Texas trying to find him a good ISP. I wasn't sure which US forum to post the topic in to get help with it though! He is with »www.clear.com currently so. Any help/advice/info greatly appreciated! :P! ! Just looking for a stand alone doesn't have to be bundled/triple play. I will update once I have the info on how many pc's/laptops/gaming consoles & and/or mobile devices they have.
Super thanks in advance! Cheers! xD!
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ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
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Sugar Land, TX
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What part of Houston is he in (zip/postal code)? It varies depending on what part of the area he is in.

GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
Well it's not giving me the option to edit the OP I'm dead tired I don't know why that is so I'm really sorry. He has 1 laptop 2 desktop & 1 tablet a wii & an Ipod. zip is 77037. Ty so much in advance 4 any & all help/input/comments/info! Cheers! :P! !


ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
Premium
join:2002-08-27
Sugar Land, TX
kudos:1
In that area his options will most likely be Comcast cable, At&t DSL, and maybe At&t U-Verse. With either one it does not matter how many devices you connect to it as long as you have a router.

GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
#1 Thanks so much for the response! With that out of the way pardon my ignorance but is there no Verizon FIOS then or? Also no luck with any independents providers or TPIA's or? Thanks again in advance! Cheers! :P!: )!


ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
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join:2002-08-27
Sugar Land, TX
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There are only a few areas around Houston that have FIOS, mainly around Baytown and League City where Verizon is the landline phone company. Most of the Houston area, including where your buddy is in is in At&t territory. Other cities surrounding Houston will have either At&t, Verizon, Windstream, Consolidated, or Century Link. The closest thing At&t has to FIOS is U-Verse (I personally call it "CrapVerse.") If he has the choice between At&t and Comcast, I would choose Comcast. I have FIOS at my house near Dallas and it is the best ISP I have ever had, but my parents have had U-Verse in Houston and it sucks.

As for other options, there are not many besides the cellular providers and satellite lol. There are a few CLEC's and re-sellers of either At&t or Comcast's networks including Earthlink and DSL Extreme.
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GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
Awesomesauce! Thanks SO much! Kind of lesser of 2 evils eh? Lolz! Ah wells! Hopefully should still be better then "clear"(there *are* some advantages to clear though! Lolz!) Mucho appreciated! :P! ! xD!

curro

join:2003-10-24
Seabrook, TX
reply to GoRaptors
If you get a promo of Internet-only for six months or 12 (more difficult) with Comcast make sure you find out what is the price after the promo expires. Mine is now $36/month with around 25 Meg down, 3 up (after my promo expired). Also get your own modem. A decent Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 or similar recommended (around $65 with coupon from Staples or similar place).