Qwest Internet Sucks -- Do I have any options

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bobber205, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Location:
    Oregon
    #1
    And I'm paying 50 bucks a month for spotty service.

    I'm wanting to maybe drop that part of my "complete qwest package" and maybe get a dedicated other provider just for the internet connection.

    I live in K Falls Oregon so maybe I don't have any options? :(

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pandora, Home Tree
    #2
    There is Dial up, DSL, and I would presume some form of Cable there. You should come up with one or two workable ideas. You have Western Bell there?
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #3
    It depends on what is in your area, but often you have the following options;

    Local ISP
    Wireless ISP
    Satellite
    Cable
    Cellular ISP

    The Options I found are:
    ClearWire Wireless ISP
    Comcast/Charter/Adelphia/Cox (Depends on where in the K F Area you are)

    TEG
     
  4. MacCheetah3 macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Goodyear, AZ
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    Hi
    Clearwire can be an OK option ( I sell and use it ) but make sure you get at least 3 of 5 signal bars, 4 of 5 is highly recommended. Because it is wireless, it is a bit spendier for the speed but sometimes one of the only other fairly reasonable broadband options. Oddly enough I want to switch to Qwest for my business from Clearwire since they had to lower the antennas on the local tower ( no clue why ) and now I get poor signal ( 1 to 3 signal strength ) and 3 or 7Mbps would be very helpful. We do a lot of Windows Updates and other file download specific activities for our Internet use 90%+ of the time.
     

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