Looking for more affordable broadband... at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The TOTEM Poll: Totally Off Topic, Everything Media

The TOTEM Poll: Totally Off Topic, Everything Media
Let's talk about anything media related.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 8th, 2004, 03:59 PM   #1
MPS Digital Studios
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Posts: 8,531
Looking for more affordable broadband...

Aside from cable, anyone have recommendations for affordable broadband? I'm getting "stiffed" at $50 a month for Bellsouth DSL...

heath
__________________
My Final Cut Pro X blog
Heath McKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2004, 04:06 PM   #2
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
WOW! What does cable cost? Brighthouse (Time Warner) has deals for faculty & students over here. I get cable access for about $30 a month. This is in addition to my regular cable bill, but a lot cheaper than $50 a month. Verizon offers DSL (that's DLS for the Wranglers in Vancouver, I guess) here for about $25 a month
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2004, 05:45 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,543
I had Verizon DSL for several years - was one of their first customers here in South Jersey as a matter of fact. We still have it at our production center at work and it's always been very good. Recently Verizon has obviously been feeling the pinch however and have lowered their rates plus are offering a free wireless router to new clients (OT: it saddens me to see a great talent like James Earl Jones doing those moronic Verizon DSL commercials).

When I moved out to the woods two years ago I couldn't get DSL so I went with Comcast cable. It costs about $50/month here, but the speed is about 3x what Verizon was providing, both up and downstream. Their service has also been very responsive when I've had some problems. Wish it were cheaper, but my only other option was a DirectPC satellite link which was quite a bit more expensive and much slower.

This always used to be a great site to shop for broadband, but I haven't had much reason to browse it recently: http://www.dslreports.com
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2004, 09:36 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 316
<<<-- Originally posted by Boyd Ostroff : (OT: it saddens me to see a great talent like James Earl Jones doing those moronic Verizon DSL commercials).-->>>

I'm sure he's weeping all the way to the bank... ;)

On topic, I have Earthlink cable through Time Warner in NYC. It's $41 a month for great, very fast service. I've seen that Verizon DSL offer, but I can't imagine it being better/faster than what I've got.
Jaime Valles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2004, 03:39 AM   #5
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
DSL is as cheap as $15 - $25 here if you are willing to cope with
maximum usage per month and such. I pay $55 for my ADSL line,
but that is 2 mbit down and 1 mbit up with no bandwidth limit
whatsoever, allowed to run any server/service I want (including
a mail server) and unlimited e-mail addresses at my subdomain.

No smaller DSL line there which is cheaper Heath?
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
here in boston verizon dsl is $30/month.

as for future broadband i've been hearing news of 10+mpbs.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2004, 09:07 PM   #7
MPS Digital Studios
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Posts: 8,531
I tried Verizon DSL, but it ain't available here. D'oh!

hwm
__________________
My Final Cut Pro X blog
Heath McKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2004, 11:44 AM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
they used to call it "bell-south" down there but i dunno what it is now.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2004, 11:55 AM   #9
MPS Digital Studios
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Posts: 8,531
It's still Bellsouth. They sold their cell phone service to Cingular Wireless.

heath
__________________
My Final Cut Pro X blog
Heath McKnight is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The TOTEM Poll: Totally Off Topic, Everything Media

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:32 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network