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High Speed Internet: Where?
« on: October 09, 2003, 03:22:48 pm »

     I would like to hear from some people in various places in NH.  What is your ISP, what are you paying, and what downstream and upstream kbps do you get?

     I know Keene, for instance has Roadrunner, and they allow 2mbps down and 384kbps up here in Bradenton, FL, while Comcast in Sarasota, FL allows 1.5mbps down and 256kbps up.  Are the rates the same up there?  Are there any providers who can beat RR or CC?

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2003, 07:37:29 pm »

Londonderry has Adelphia cable Internet service.  I have no idea what my uplink/downlink speeds are, but they suit me fine.  Cost is around $50 per month.  This is my only option as DSL is not available here.

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2003, 08:12:51 pm »

Somersworth has Comcast cable Internet service. I also have no idea what my upload/download speeds are, but have never had any complaints (and I work on the computer all day). The bill is about $45/month.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2003, 10:39:40 pm »

     If you can get in touch with your ISPs and ask about down/up kbps, it would be much appreciated.  Upstream is very important for people who run servers.  I'm thinking I may move to Keene, because Roadrunner is the best deal I've ever seen for broadband, and they don't care if you run servers, unlike Comcast.  Am I the only person with broadband access at the top of my checklist?  :)

     Too bad Keene doesn't have a Super Wal Mart or Best Buy... damn hell.

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2003, 11:18:27 pm »

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Am I the only person with broadband access at the top of my checklist?

Getting a job is on the top of my list. Broadband is a distant third.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2003, 11:26:10 pm »

Seriously.
Job, Housing/property, and -then- high speed internet, with the first two taking precedence.

As for RoadRunner: they may allow you to run servers, but the -heavily- scan machines for security vulnerabilities.  While that's smart on their part, I'd rather go with an ISP that -isn't- scanning me, thankyouverymuch.

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2003, 11:36:07 pm »

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...but the -heavily- scan machines...

Low cost, reliable Linux server/routers installed, configured and maintained.

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At least, that's one of the things I'd prefer to be making money doing than stocking shelves at a Staples. Yuck! Being on the back-end of a standard Von Mises business cycle really sucks.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2003, 08:33:06 am »

     I'm behind a router.  They can scan all they want.   ;D

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2003, 10:45:58 am »


Here is a list of most broadband suppliers in NH --- DSL, T-1 +++

http://www.puc.state.nh.us/infotlco.htm
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2003, 04:10:47 pm »

Note that the agreements that are required to get cable modem service usually prohibit running a server.  I know that is true for Adelphia.  They may have a business service at a higher rate that allows it.  It may not be easy for them to tell but that's the rule.  Also with the normal Adelphia home service you cannot get a fixed IP address.  Also they can't deal with pointing your domain to a web page they host.  I am considering going with http://www.icdsoft.com/ for hosting services.  You get a lot for $60/year.

I can't get DSL so I use Adelphia.  I have a package that includes cable modem, digital cable, and HBO.  This costs about $88/month.

My download speed is 1.5-2 Mpbs.  Upload is around 128Kbps.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2003, 02:53:22 am »

My Adelphia broadband internet / premium channel package costs around $110.   ::)  

I wish they would replace a few dozen of the HBOs and Cinemaxs with some Playboy Channels.   :P


For those that would like to test your connection speed check out Bandwidth Place Speedtest.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2003, 09:53:06 am »

     Roadrunner doesn't mind servers, and has 384 upstream with the residential package here in Bradenton, FL.  I'm positive it's the same nationwide.  Keene looks mighty good...

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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2003, 10:17:08 pm »

The Lebanon/Hanover area has DSL and T/FractionalT services, as well as wireless DSL for those with line of sight to a few mountain tops in the area. aDSL runs about $50/mo and SDSL runs either $100 or $150/mo, last I checked. A number of businesses around here bring in T lines to merge their voice and data needs. Grafton County doesn't have cable modem service yet, but Sullivan County does and it's $43/mo on top of your regular cable bill (you have to have digital cable to get that price). I am currently using a cable modem from my parent's house in Grantham, with Adelphia service and I have FTP download speeds in excess of 400 kilobytes per second (this was using Download Accellerator). This cable modem service is asynchronous bandwidth technology, and I think the specced local upload bandwidth is 256 kilobits per second, but I haven't clocked actual rates at my location.

Hanover also has extensive Wi-Fi coverage around town sponsored by Dartmouth College that is open to the public. DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon has total Wi-Fi coverage but is not open to the public.

A speed test conducted by the one recommended two messages back came up with the following results for my Adelphia connnection:

Details
 
Your raw speed was 1419696.36 bits per second which is the same as:

Communications

 1.4 megabits per second
How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet
 
Storage

 173.3 kilobytes per second
The way data is measured on your hard drive and how file sharing and FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.
 
1MB file download

 5.9 seconds
The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
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Re:High Speed Internet: Where?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2003, 12:35:07 am »

This is interesting, but does this have any spyware features?
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