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Franktrem
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ISP

Post by Franktrem » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:58 am

My local ISP just raised the monthly cost from $29.95 to $54.95 for internet only. :shock:
Cablevision and Verizon will now not allow me to purchase internet only unless I bundle it with their phone plan at a higher cost. I would like to keep my Ooma but they are making it difficult to realize any savings. What a racket! What ever happened to free enterprise? Any advice?

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Re: ISP

Post by mike_b » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:32 am

The $29.95 cost sounds like a limited time introductory rate. My Internet service is provide by a local ISP. I subscribe to Internet only, no phone or cable TV, and the cost is $50.99 per month for 12 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload. I wish it was less expensive, but there isn't much competition in the small town where I live.

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Re: ISP

Post by lbmofo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:29 pm

Yeah, that $29.95 looks like a intro/promotional price.
If cable Internet only, usually around $40 something to $50 something for respectable speeds (about 20 Mbps down).
With DSL at much slower speeds, maybe $10 cheaper which isn't worth it.
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Re: ISP

Post by murphy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:37 pm

Comcast Performance internet, without a TV subscription, now costs $64.95 per month.
With a TV subscription it costs $51.95 per month.
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Re: ISP

Post by lbmofo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:03 pm

murphy, bummer you live in an area where they charge the high end price....

"Comcast’s current monthly service charge for Performance ranges from $42.95 to $62.95, and may vary depending on your area.."
Customer Since: 3/13/10
Hardware: Telo & Hub
Service: Premier 12/06/10
Verizon Port: 3/15/10 - 4/02/10
Internet: 100 Mbps/10 Mbps
Setup: SB6141/R6700/Ooma
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