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Tracer Tong

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Internet Service in Claremont
« on: June 19, 2008, 07:21:27 pm »

I'm moving to Claremont soon, and am wondering if there's any high-speed internet available in that city aside from Comcast (I'd rather avoid them unless there's just no other affordable option).  There are a couple of kinda expensive satellite providers; DSL would be ideal but I'm not sure what companies I should check with for DSL.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 09:06:39 pm »

I'm moving to Claremont soon, and am wondering if there's any high-speed internet available in that city aside from Comcast (I'd rather avoid them unless there's just no other affordable option).  There are a couple of kinda expensive satellite providers; DSL would be ideal but I'm not sure what companies I should check with for DSL.  Any thoughts?

Thanks!

My DSL ISP, MV Communications, is available in the 542 and 543 prefixes of Claremont. Like most DSL providers, call them with your specific address and have them test it to make sure. I was actually just recommending them to the people in Keene here:—

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I refuse to do business with the big ISPs (Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, &c.), because of their treatment of customers. If there’s anything that’s going to ultimately destroy the Internet, it’s these big companies treating customers as “consumers”: limiting what you can do with your service, filtering ports, cutting off customers for using P2P services, &c..

Comcast is notorious for intentionally disrupting torrent downloads, among many other things. Verizon just blocked access to the entire alt.* Usenet hierarchy as part of some Fedgov attack on “illegal” pornography. I used AT&T back in Massachusetts when they started blocking incoming ports (using the CodeRed worm as the excuse) so you can’t run servers from home. Most, if not all, of the big companies do that now. So, fuck ’em all.

In Manchester, I use MV Communications, and they appear to be available in Keene, too. I get 3.0Mb/s DSL where I live, for $45/mo. They actually contract with Verizon FairPoint for service, but you only deal with MV, not FairPoint, and the service is completely open if you want to actually use the Internet the way it was intended. Their tech support department is basically 3–4 people in an office in Manchester, so you get to speak to an actual person (who knows what they’re doing) if you ever have any problems with the service.


If you go with MV, let them know I referred you (username: jraxis), and I get a $20 referral credit, which I’ll donate to a New Hampshire–based liberty activism organization of your choice (e.g., the FSP, NHLA, GO-NH, PGNH, one of the NHLA-endorsed candidates, &c.).
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 01:56:26 am »

Beautiful, thank you!  I was trying to avoid comcast for the same reason, and as best as I can see so far, I should be able to -- it looks like MV will work in my area.  A bit cheaper than I was expecting, too.

I'll definitely not forget to mention your username, but please pick the org yourself -- if nothing else, I'm a big fan of all those you mention, and I'm having a tough time making up my mind!  :-\

Again, thank you kindly.  That's exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 01:17:24 pm »

I'm moving to Claremont soon, and am wondering if there's any high-speed internet available in that city aside from Comcast (I'd rather avoid them unless there's just no other affordable option).  There are a couple of kinda expensive satellite providers; DSL would be ideal but I'm not sure what companies I should check with for DSL.  Any thoughts?

Oh, and what I’d forgotten about Comcast and just remembered:—

There was a bill up at the State House this year to expand the “administrative subpoena” statute (RSA 7:6-b)—the law that allow common carriers, i.e., telephone companies, to coöperate with the government without search warrants—to also cover ISPs. Guess who was lobbying for the passage of this bill?

Apparently it would make their job easier: They already do coöperate with the government, without search warrants, which is actually currently illegal according to New Hampshire law, and this would simply allow them to continue to do so, but legally.

To Hell with Comcast.
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 12:32:16 pm »

I am now up and running with MV. So far they have been helpful and competent, and performance seems good. J’raxis, you should have gotten a referral credit from me.
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 05:21:26 pm »

I am now up and running with MV. So far they have been helpful and competent, and performance seems good. J’raxis, you should have gotten a referral credit from me.

Excellent. I’ll find out if they’ve applied it yet when I get my invoice on 08-01; if not, I’ll check back.

Any preference on which organization to donate it to?
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 09:33:48 pm »

Any preference on which organization to donate it to?

Your choice: FSP, NHLA, or Straus for State House.
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 07:05:36 pm »

Any preference on which organization to donate it to?

Your choice: FSP, NHLA, or Straus for State House.

All good choices!!!!!
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Re: Internet Service in Claremont
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 06:03:47 pm »

Any preference on which organization to donate it to?

Your choice: FSP, NHLA, or Straus for State House.

$20 going to the NHLA as soon as I hear back from them about their online donation thing.
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