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 01/18/2019 06:46 AM
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Sector9surf

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Looking for a new Internet provider so I can use the web surfing. Spectrum sucks and At&t only provide 6 MB per second speed's. Do we have any other options?
 01/18/2019 09:01 AM
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Zeus

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There are companies locally that provide high speed internet with point to point microwave tech @ 100 Mbps. There's also HughesNet that can give you 25 Mbps with satellite tech. In the not too distant future we'll all have 5G cooking our beans too. If AT&T brings fiber to your area they'll give you up to a Gbps service. In the end you'll be going back to Spectrum like it or not. It sucks that they know that too.
 01/18/2019 09:27 AM
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ILM

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I have had the att 6mbps for years and can run 2 tvs streaming on roku, 3rd on firestick and surf net on ipad simultaneously and have no glitches. Always curious why people are looking and paying for such "high" speeds. Sorry offering no help for your quest, but just wanted to share my experience.
 01/18/2019 10:02 AM
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sattylife

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Originally posted by: ILM I have had the att 6mbps for years and can run 2 tvs streaming on roku, 3rd on firestick and surf net on ipad simultaneously and have no glitches. Always curious why people are looking and paying for such "high" speeds. Sorry offering no help for your quest, but just wanted to share my experience.
large file downloads can be pretty slow, and some people have more connected devices than you do. Its pretty easy to have 10 connected devices with just a few people in the house these days. to be fair though 6MB/s isn't *that* bad, but with gigabit internet available in some places its pretty slow in comparison. I think spectrum might be your only option right? cause satellite has bad upload speeds.

Edited: 01/18/2019 at 10:02 AM by sattylife
 01/18/2019 03:48 PM
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Cole

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The 100 bps is on their lines only. If you are watching pirated soccer games from Europe like me, you get what you get; usually a spinning circle.

I hate Spectrum, but they have me when it comes to internet.
 01/18/2019 03:56 PM
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dropsolo

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For a veteran poster/question asker, I would have expected you to post this in the appropriate forum. Cmon man!

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 01/18/2019 06:49 PM
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dingpatch

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My Speculum internet bill is $64.99 total. No data caps.

Just tested at 117 Mbps Down, and 12 Mbps Up.

AT&T appears to be $50 per month for "Up to 75 Mbps" with a 12 month "agreement" and, has a 1TB per month data cap. Their "$40 per month deal" is based on "bundled" services.
 01/18/2019 07:34 PM
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Sector9surf

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^ We were going to go to AT&T as our Spectrum bill is $180/month for a bundle where as AT&T's would be around $80-100. Spectrum has new customer bundles starting at $45/month. They said they can't reduce our bill to that, but if we disconnected for 1 month, we would then be a "new" customer. Problem is we need to find another provider which can offer internet at speeds that will stream 6 TV's for Roku + wifi for other devices. Essentially need to stream for 10 people using internet simultaneously over wifi and across 2500 sq. ft separated by partitions. AT&T only offers 6mbps which won't cut it. Since all I found were Spectrum and AT&T as providers for internet it seems like there is no second option. If Hughes net is affordable we could try it, but I still think 25mbps is too slow for 10 devices on wifi. What were the other local internet options that Zeus mentioned?

Edited: 01/18/2019 at 07:38 PM by Sector9surf
 01/19/2019 05:48 AM
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dingpatch

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Just cut the Cable TV cord.
 01/19/2019 09:12 AM
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KP

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Originally posted by: dingpatch

Just cut the Cable TV cord.


Ditto! Did that about 2007. No more land line or cable channel$$. Then tv signal went digital things got even better. Build yourself a gray hoverman antenna and stash it in the attic. You can get about 15-20 viable local regional channels plus other extraneous ones. Multiple TVs may present and issue requiring splitters etc.

We watch our shows online now instead and flip on tv for local news.

Originally posted by: Zeus
If AT&T brings fiber to your area they'll give you up to a Gbps service. In the end you'll be going back to Spectrum like it or not. It sucks that they know that too.


Same experience I had a great 28$ plan I got from Slickdeals (28 for 18mps)and kept it for a few years via speaking to retention dept. Then they hiked the rates to like $45 for the same speed and wouldn't budge. Brighthouse had 100mbps for $50deal and I reluctantly went to back to them. (I think it was to get customers on the books. Because it was just before the company switch) Then spectrum came hiked my rate and I did battle to get them to honor my rate. I think at this point I am at $60.

Speed test show I am not near that but I haven't had any issues to argue it with them.

Not sure if this might help https://slickdeals.net/f/12532...ewal-30-month-100-mbps there are a few others on there but watch their data caps.

Lastly get your own router and modem


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Edited: 01/20/2019 at 06:56 AM by KP
 01/20/2019 08:24 PM
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Kimo63

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I'm in town with At&t Fiber for over a year now. You need to upgrade to a better router like a NetGear Night Hawk to get 125 up and down , the router on their modem isn't very good. It's probably the same with the spectrum modem/ router
 01/22/2019 05:34 AM
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bluestreak

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Originally posted by: KP Ditto! Did that about 2007. No more land line or cable channel$$. Then tv signal went digital things got even better. Build yourself a gray hoverman antenna and stash it in the attic. You can get about 15-20 viable local regional channels plus other extraneous ones. Multiple TVs may present and issue requiring splitters etc. We watch our shows online now instead and flip on tv for local news.
Hah, that guy in the video is flipping me out KP! You mention possible 15-20 channels with the Hoverman, where you at KP, if you don't mind me asking. Melbourne Beachside by any chance?

Edited: 01/22/2019 at 05:35 AM by bluestreak
 01/22/2019 11:10 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: dingpatch Just cut the Cable TV cord.
better yet - be smart, don't start!

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 01/22/2019 03:57 PM
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Cole

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I can buy a new 50 inch UHD Smart TV with built in Fire for the same cost as two months of my old Spectrum bill.
 01/23/2019 05:35 AM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: dingpatch My Speculum internet bill is $64.99 total. No data caps. Just tested at 117 Mbps Down, and 12 Mbps Up.
That's pretty good..... up here, I have Comcast. 75MB/6MB (or so it says).... No tv or anything (but I need good internet to work from home).... went from an "introductory rate" (2 years?) at 46.... now just jumped to $80
 01/24/2019 06:24 AM
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dingpatch

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I've done a little, casual, researching of reviews in regard to all of the "streaming sticks". I already like/use Roku and/but I have found that many do like Amazon's stick. Although, the Amazon device is totally wrapped around "Amazon" and it's adds and ecosystem with not much access to other avenues.
 02/09/2019 05:43 PM
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Sector9surf

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I was just looking at Hulu Live TV for $40/month. It seems to have all the basic cable channels but without commercials. We will.definitely be considering gettinout of the $170 spectrum bill. I will have to look into the firestick also
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