Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 176,672, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stewo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,655
    Points
    176,672
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 663
    Given: 166

    ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Just moved here and I need some ideas.



  2. #2
    Walk On
    Points: 7,904, Level: 26
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 246
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    152
    Points
    7,904
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 11

    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.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 176,672, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stewo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,655
    Points
    176,672
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 663
    Given: 166

    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

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



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,842, Level: 86
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,508
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfan964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    4 blocks from the Jack
    Posts
    4,662
    Points
    76,842
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 197
    Given: 376

    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.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 298,844, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    17,372
    Points
    298,844
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,426
    Given: 491

    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.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 674,049, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,630
    Points
    674,049
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,134
    Given: 566

    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Mediacom




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 176,672, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stewo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,655
    Points
    176,672
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 663
    Given: 166

    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

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



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 674,049, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,630
    Points
    674,049
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,134
    Given: 566

    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.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,842, Level: 86
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,508
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfan964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    4 blocks from the Jack
    Posts
    4,662
    Points
    76,842
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 197
    Given: 376

    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.



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 674,049, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,630
    Points
    674,049
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,134
    Given: 566

    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.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 93,233, Level: 95
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 1,817
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    FDWxMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,439
    Points
    93,233
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 171
    Given: 69

    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.



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 20,178, Level: 43
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 572
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Grimes
    Posts
    1,297
    Points
    20,178
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 28

    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.



  13. #13
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 9,440, Level: 29
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    327
    Points
    9,440
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 1

    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.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 188,180, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,932
    Points
    188,180
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 536
    Given: 1,163

    Re: ISP in Ankeny not named Mediacom

    Mediacom in ankeny is cheap and works well for us.

    Had a lot more problems with Qwest



  15. #15
    Walk On
    Points: 7,822, Level: 26
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 328
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Cloned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    151
    Points
    7,822
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    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?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM