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Old 02-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
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Mediacom $40 they do have a data cap but they don't enforce it
We also have Mediacom and are paying $22 as part of the intro offer. It will go to $40 or $45 in another 9 months.

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I would suggest upgrading your wireless router before considering changing your internet provider. We were having troubles streaming until we got a more powerful router. Now we can stream on 3 devices at once with no (or very little) noticeable effect. When ds logs on with his PS3 to game with friends THAT slows us way down.
We also had this problem when we got our Kindle. Our router was hard-wired to the desktop and running wireless to a laptop and Kindle and it couldn't keep up with streaming.

We upgraded routers and now run 2 laptops, the Kindle and 2 ipods with no problem at all.

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
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Clear Picture. $35 for just basic internet. There is a cap but it isn't enforced. We would be screwed if they decide to enforce it. Never has problems streaming.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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We have cable internet through Atlantic Broadband. I found the speed difference between DSL (with Verizon) and cable was tremendous. With Verizon our speed was never testing as high as they claimed we were getting. I will say, we changed routers at the same time so that could have made a difference, but we went back to an old router so I doubt that was it.

With the cable we are paying $60/month which includes a landline (we need one because we get crap cell service at our house).
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We pay $25 for lost art universe service and it sometimes buffers w. Amazon prime on our kindle but is horrible on pc. So I think it depends on your devices
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Its not available in all areas, but I am trying out FreedomPop when the home internet router comes in sometime March. I preorded it.
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Its not available in all areas, but I am trying out FreedomPop when the home internet router comes in sometime March. I preorded it.
Will you let me know how you like it? They are available here but Im not sure about dl speed. They say their fsstest service is "up to 12mbs".....Im just concerned they say that but its really more like 2. Know what I mean?
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We have our media center computer HARDWIRED into our CenturyLink internet (cheapest internet speed available, not sure what speed it is.) When I watch over the wireless network (relatively new, nice brand wireless router) it's just fine, but I like having the computer that's hooked up to the TV to be hard-wired.

This is basically how our media center is set up: http://lifehacker.com/5936546/how-i-...-for-under-500
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Will you let me know how you like it? They are available here but Im not sure about dl speed. They say their fsstest service is "up to 12mbs".....Im just concerned they say that but its really more like 2. Know what I mean?
Most definatly. This is what I got http://preorder.freedompop.com/freedom-hub-burst

Its for their home internet service and you get 1GB free a month. I'm so stoked!!
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We have AT&T 3mbs and rarely have problems with Netflix. If watching Youtube or another website, we do sometimes have downloading issues. We'll usually just download something before we're ready to sit down.
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