Solved Does anyone know of a good reliable Broadband ISP Provider?

December 11, 2013 at 10:59:02
Specs: Windows 7
Hi I am not happy with my broadband provider and I would like to change if someone knows a good reliable broadband provider, I am looking just for up to 8mbs that's the max the line in my area can handle
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December 12, 2013 at 08:05:00
What do you mean that's the max the line in your area can handle?

Depends on the Type of DSLAM installed in the local exchange, DSL, DSL2 or DSL2+.

DSL2 takes it up to a max of 8Mbs, DSL2+ up to a max of 24 Mgbs. So the max you can get is dependant on what the telephone company has installed. What they are prepared to spend in relation to the customer base at any particular location.

Fibre Optic can take the speed up to 100 Mgbs depending on the provider. But you have to be in an area that is serviced by a suitable provider.

However recommending BT so someone that might live in California is a bit pointless.

Stuart



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December 11, 2013 at 11:22:29
You need to provide the area you are in. We are not mind readers.

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December 11, 2013 at 20:07:23
What do you mean that's the max the line in your area can handle? The "line" is provided by a company such as a DSL line is provided by the phone company or the Cable line is provided by the cable company so it depends on what type of broadband you want. There is no given mbs number on a line into your neighborhood.

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#3
December 11, 2013 at 20:45:03
Doesn't everyone still use AOL?

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#4
December 12, 2013 at 01:44:03
Iv had many ISPs and have always had problems, but since iv moved to BT fibre my service is stable, consistant and very fast, although i am paying more than i was with the other companies, at least i dont have the constant hastle of restarting the router when my service is down. Id recommend BT.

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#5
December 12, 2013 at 06:11:06
I've had Verizon for 8 years, and I've been very happy with the performance and service.

As OTH said though, what's available depends on your location.


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#6
December 12, 2013 at 08:05:00
✔ Best Answer
What do you mean that's the max the line in your area can handle?

Depends on the Type of DSLAM installed in the local exchange, DSL, DSL2 or DSL2+.

DSL2 takes it up to a max of 8Mbs, DSL2+ up to a max of 24 Mgbs. So the max you can get is dependant on what the telephone company has installed. What they are prepared to spend in relation to the customer base at any particular location.

Fibre Optic can take the speed up to 100 Mgbs depending on the provider. But you have to be in an area that is serviced by a suitable provider.

However recommending BT so someone that might live in California is a bit pointless.

Stuart


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#7
December 12, 2013 at 14:17:22
If it's ADSL the line length to the local exchange can restrict the max line speed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
December 12, 2013 at 18:25:30
In my case, my telephone central office is three miles away,
and apparently the DSLAMs are located there because they
always tell me I can only get the minimum speed (1.5 Mbps).
I've heard rumors that faster speeds would become available
but they haven't done anything. There are buried fiberoptic
cables running past my building, just 50 feet away to the north
*and* the south. Only a vague idea who owns them and no
idea what they're used for.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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