Best Internet for the $$$

Best Internet for the $$$

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PapaB

East Bernstadt, KY

#1 Mar 2, 2011
Windstream of Newwave??? Newwave has much more speed (15mbps vs. 6mbps). Windstream offers 12mbps if you live within 1 mile of the office and gets slower the further away you are. I need more speed!!!!

“Irish Eyes, T'salagi Temper”

Level 2

Since: Nov 08

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#2 Mar 2, 2011
PapaB wrote:
Windstream of Newwave??? Newwave has much more speed (15mbps vs. 6mbps). Windstream offers 12mbps if you live within 1 mile of the office and gets slower the further away you are. I need more speed!!!!
I went with Hughes.net . A little pricy but very fast!
PapaB

London, KY

#3 Mar 2, 2011
Looked at Hughes.Net . Max speed is 2mbps. I get an Honest 6mpbs with Windstream (have checked it) for a lot less $$$. Need someone to offer symetrical DSL at affordable cost. Where upload and download speeds are equal. Typically this is for business only and it's very pricy!!! Windstream offers up to 24mbps in Lexington.
Engineer

Monticello, KY

#4 Mar 2, 2011
Your best bet locally is Windstream. When the tech is out have them check the SNR on your line and you may be able to get 12M down. I know when I first got it they claimed that I could only get 6M, but convinced them to bump it up after talking with the tech, tech support about the numbers we were seeing. Had #'s that would have supported 20M+, but couldn't get them to budge past 12M.

As far as NW, if you plan on using it during peak periods and your speed will seriously drop. I don't think they've corrected their oversell problem when it comes to a lot of the cable nodes (nodes share bandwidth capacity in a way that impacts experience that you won't see with DSL.) Their customer support was always really bad in my experience. And don't even bother with them if you want a biz account, 150 dollars for 1.5M is what they were selling the last time I looked into it. DSL prices are about the same for biz as residential and offer higher speeds.

Hopefully the rumors I hear about fiber being here in the next 5-6 years is true.
Oh the Irony

Louisville, KY

#5 Mar 2, 2011
I had windstream and they were pretty good and consistent, but we changed to Newwave for the bandwidth.

Newwave has good speed off peak, but it does drop during peak hours. I even used to get such a low bandwidth that my internet would cut off. I contacted the president a couple of times and recieved a call back from him and he looked into our issue personally. It took a month or so to get the issue corrected, but he fixed it.

We now get pretty good bandwidth throughout except between about 8pm - 10pm, when it drops but is still pretty respectable and will play movies and I can play online games.
keelo

Bulan, KY

#6 Mar 6, 2011
AOL, works great and faster than cable or DSL.
Oh the Irony

Louisville, KY

#7 Mar 6, 2011
Problem with AOL is that they load tons of spyware onto your computer. I stay the heck away from AOL.

My 10yo neice got AOL on her computer and as soon as she turned it on she was bombarded by porn ads.

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Since: Jan 13

Manchester, KY

#8 Jan 9, 2013
Is Newwave and WIndstream the only providers for unlimited internet usage, in Somerset? Would want enough to stream movies, etc. No gaming.
Amos

Mount Vernon, KY

#9 Jan 9, 2013
Windstream has run fiber optic cable in the western (Faubush) part of the county but it is not hooked up yet. I can't find out when it is supposed to be operational.
I would expect that they are running it in the rest of the county also. Maybe someday.

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