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    ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Just moved here and I need some ideas.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Just moved here and I need some ideas.
    Pretty much mediacom or centurylink.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by serverguy View Post
    Pretty much mediacom or centurylink.
    Is Centurylink any good?



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Is Centurylink any good?
    No. The other option is Qwest, but it sucks too depending on where you're at. Sadly, Mediacom pretty much has the market cornered.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    No. The other option is Qwest, but it sucks too depending on where you're at. Sadly, Mediacom pretty much has the market cornered.
    Qwest and Century Link are now one in the same. We have Century Link, and dont have any problems at all really, but also dont use the internet for anything more than browsing.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Mediacom



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    Damn. Really didn't want to give Mediacom my business.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Damn. Really didn't want to give Mediacom my business.
    Dial up.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Qwest and Century Link are now one in the same. We have Century Link, and dont have any problems at all really, but also dont use the internet for anything more than browsing.
    Hmmm I had heard they were potentially merging, didn't know it happened already.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Hmmm I had heard they were potentially merging, didn't know it happened already.
    Qwest is no more.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Damn. Really didn't want to give Mediacom my business.
    I have the Century Link 5mb (not the lowest, the next one up) on DSM southside. It's just fine for me. Netflix operates smoothly.

    In-laws have the bottom barrel 1.5mb, Netflix still works, though I will get frustrated browsing at times. But some of that I think is just their home network issues.

    Anyway, with the 5mb, it really hasn't impacted how I operate on line, if the 5mb is available, you should be fine.

    The nice thing about Century Link is my internet always works. Mediacom's downtime was ridiculous.

    And the internet works in the rain. With Mediacom rainy days and internet access was a minor miracle.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Unrelated to this - What about reliability of Direct TV satellite internet service. Any bundle users out there with comments.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    I have the Century Link 5mb (not the lowest, the next one up) on DSM southside. It's just fine for me. Netflix operates smoothly.

    In-laws have the bottom barrel 1.5mb, Netflix still works, though I will get frustrated browsing at times. But some of that I think is just their home network issues.

    Anyway, with the 5mb, it really hasn't impacted how I operate on line, if the 5mb is available, you should be fine.

    The nice thing about Century Link is my internet always works. Mediacom's downtime was ridiculous.

    And the internet works in the rain. With Mediacom rainy days and internet access was a minor miracle.

    I'm not sure - but probably location makes a difference. I'm in Ankeny and have Mediacom Internet and it is rarely down. I do find I need to unplug my router and modem occasionally to reset them. But a true outage has been a rarity.



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Mediacom in ankeny is cheap and works well for us.

    Had a lot more problems with Qwest



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    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Mediacom in ankeny is cheap and works well for us.

    Had a lot more problems with Qwest

    Do you have just internet (not bundled with cable) and if so what do you pay?



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