Good Internet provider? In NJ

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  1. BMinkie
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    Looking for a good cheap internet provider I live in new jersey thinking about getting comcast?
     


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    I don't know which one is good, but I can tell you which is bad: Verizon.

    They have some horrible setup where Youtube connections are bottlenecked in the northeast US. I have FiOS internet, and last I looked I was getting ~14kb/s downstream from Youtube at one time.

    It's gotten better but not by much.
     
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    omg thats nuts
     
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    Yeah, I've actually started streaming youtube exclusively on my phone. Even when at home.
     
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    can't you call and complain? tell them if they dont fix it you will cancel lol
     
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    I'm across the river in PA, but I can say that the Verizon issue is apparently the same here as well. My neighbor got FiOS last summer and called me thinking his PC was broken a week later when Youtube was unwatchable.

    I have Comcast myself, it works fine. Fast enough outbound to host a server, and can be self-installed in 20 minutes if the cable is already hooked up at the street. I'd buy a modem, not rent.

    My complaints: Don't bother with their antivirus package...it's rebranded Norton 360 (ugh). Customer service is a joke on the phone, but if you have an office nearby that does equipment pickup, you can go down there and speak to a person who actually knows something.
     
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    here is my problem I don't have a internet hook up in my house at all can I still get comcast? will they install one?
     
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    Perhaps just for you. I too have Verizon FiOS in NJ and it's fucking phenomenal. I have absolutely zero loading issues with Youtube.

    A long time ago I did, but not at all in the past few years.

    In fact, I would strongly caution against Comcast. I had them for a few years before Verizon and my internet would routinely cut out every 30 minutes to every hour.

    Edit - Case and point, 6.1 Mb/s down from youtube.
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    And this is my Speedtest

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    That's on their 50/25 plan, I'm actually getting faster than what the plan is.

    Edit 2 - for my remark about Comcast, that was years ago. I know plenty of people that have it now that don't have problems with it, but also take into account, if it matters, that Comcast has a 250GB/month data usage limit, whereas Verizon does not.
     
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    I would love fios but cant afford it :-(

    my only choices where I live is fios or comcast :-(

    is there any other plan from verizon?

    also I gave you a internet
     
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    Verizon may have DSL in some areas, but the speed is dismal (~2Mb tops), and most areas with FiOS don't offer it anymore.

    For reference: The cheapest FiOS in my area is $49 for a year, then $69 thereafter, with a minimum 2yr contract. Comcast is $62.95/month for the mid-level "Performance" plan. DSL is not available.

    They'll run one from the street to your house. I don't know how much the installation will cost though (if anything).

    300GB cap now, supposedly. The bandwidth monitor currently makes no mention of a cap though, which is odd. It used to say I had a cap and what it was.

    I hit mine last summer running a minecraft server and they yelled at me. Beyond that though, I've never come close to it, even with torrents, Hulu and a bunch of other heavy stuff.
     
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    I have Time Warner. It's not bad but it isn't exactly king of the world.
     
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    I could go through 300gb in a day, easily, with usenet. That's why I like Verizon lol.
     
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    this is my speed now and I pay 50 dollars a month :-(
    for comcast its 34.99 a month for 20 mbps and then 7 dollars a month to rent the modem and 49.99 for installation I call what do you think?

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    You should be able to buy a cable modem on your own (eliminate $7 rental fee). I believe you can also do self-installation, saving that one time setup fee.

    $34.99 sounds cheap, this is introductory price right?
     
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    yes 34.99 for 12 months then it goes to 49.99

    I cant do a self install cause I have no jack in my house for internet they have to install one which modem would be good?
     
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    Might as well be dial-up.

    Motorola SB6121 is what I've used when I installed the service for my neighbors and my sister. It's compatible with every plan offered. It's sold on both Amazon and Newegg for $67.99. A rental is more expensive 10 months in.

    The full list of supported modems is here: http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/stage/
     
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    you guys rock! im getting hte performance package from cast
     
  19. BMinkie
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    ok I got a question hopefually you guys can help out I dont want to start a new thread

    Lets say they install my new internet in my living room and it has wifi

    would i need to move my computer to the living room to use internet?

    does any computer need to be connected to the modem to use it?
     
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    ok I got a question hopefually you guys can help out I dont want to start a new thread

    Lets say they install my new internet in my living room and it has wifi

    would i need to move my computer to the living room to use internet?

    does any computer need to be connected to the modem to use it?
     
  21. trumpet-205

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    If you have just one computer, you do not need a modem.
    Computer <--> Modem <--> Cable/Internet

    If you have multiple computers or devices that need internet connection then you need a router.
    Computers/Devices <--> Router <--> Modem <--> Cable/Internet

    Most router alone allows 4 wire connections plus wireless network. So connection to router will either be,
    * Computer <-- (Ethernet cable) --> Router
    * Computer <-- (Powerline adapter) --> Router
    * Computer <-- (Wireless) --> Router

    You don't have to move your computer if you don't want it. You can always use long Ethernet cable, go wireless, or use powerline adapter, which is a compromise of both. Should you need to make 8 wire connections on router you'll also need a network switch or router that has 8 LAN ports.