OT: Best high speed internet - AT&T U-Verse or Time Warner Cable?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, I searched thoroughly for the proper subforum and could not find it. Mods can feel free to move it if necessary.

    I currently have Time Warner Cable TV and Internet and want to cut the cable. Looking for the best internet for the money. I didn't realize there were different technologies used. Which is better, and how much do I need? All I really do is browse the web on my phone using wifi. The only time I use my desktop is to download movies and music. I believe I currently have about 15 megs. I also occasionally game on Xbox live. Thanks!
     
  2. ripper998 macrumors regular

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    depends on area. Uverse is rolling out gigapower to combat Google fiber but its limited. DSL (Uverse) is dedicated to the box, cable you share with others but have a faster top speed usually. I have uverse and it suits me fine. We prefer the TV service.
     
  3. smarks90 macrumors regular

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    I've had both. TWC is pretty reliable. AT&T U-verse 48Mbps tier internet was also great. I didn't care for the fact that AT&T makes it difficult to use a third party router with their modem/router dual unit. TWC doesn't give a crap about this or make it a hindrance to do so.
     
  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Is speed based entirely on mb?
     
  5. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

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    I live in NC and had time warner for about 2 months. Had to drop them because my cable and Internet kept going out. After about 8 unsuccessful service calls and overall incompetence I ditched them for U-Verse. Overall, U-Verse is great but TWC had much faster internet when it did actually work. YMMV
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    U-Verse was great when I had it at my old place. We're supposed to be getting it soon where I live now, and I'm excited about dropping cable.
     
  7. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    It will vary depending on what area you are in. Give each a try where you are at.
     
  8. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Is FIOS available? If it was, hands down that's the option I'd use.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The newer gateways can be more easily configured to work with a third party router. I have an Airport Extreme connected to mine. It's basically created two separate networks - the AT&T gateway handles traffic for my set top boxes, and the AP handles everything else.
     
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