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    Internet options in central Iowa

    I've had it with Mediacom. Are there any other high-speed options?



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Yes, but you likely won't be satisfied with them either.

    I was forced to use centurylink because mediacom wasn't in my area, and thought it was the worst internet I have ever had.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    Yes, but you likely won't be satisfied with them either.

    I was forced to use centurylink because mediacom wasn't in my area, and thought it was the worst internet I have ever had.
    Damn, was just looking at CenturyLink. What speed did you get?



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    the max speed centurylink offers in the part of Ames I live is only 1.5 mbps. That's just too slow. So, I pay through the nose for mediacom.


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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Damn, was just looking at CenturyLink. What speed did you get?
    I can't remember the exact number, but it was suppose to be in the 7-12 range. I think actual speed was probably half of what I was suppose to have and I wasn't located in area that had high speed.

    Edit: it may have been 3, now that I look at packages.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa



    On a serious note if you are in Ames you're choices are ICS (local high speed internet company) and Century Link DSL.


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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    I've got 12mbps with CenturyLink and I have no complaints.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones01 View Post
    I've got 12mbps with CenturyLink and I have no complaints.
    My complaint would be it seems the number of people that can actually get that speed package is very small, at least in Ames.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    I've had the 7 mbps with Centurylink for 5 years now and it's never gone out once and it's always above 6.5 mbps. They are generous with credits and I don't think i've ever paid more than $19 per month for it. Very satisfied.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    I live in Ames near the High School and the Centurylink website says I can get the 1.5mbps package, which would be fine if it were 1998.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Indianola just got fiber optic through MCG, which put the nail in the Mediacom coffin for me.

    Just signed up for 50 Mbps for $30/ month



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Indianola just got fiber optic through MCG, which put the nail in the Mediacom coffin for me.

    Just signed up for 50 Mbps for $30/ month
    Damn, that's a great deal. Unfortunately it does me no good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Damn, that's a great deal. Unfortunately it does me no good.
    Move to KC and get dat Google Fiber.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    I've had the 7 mbps with Centurylink for 5 years now and it's never gone out once and it's always above 6.5 mbps. They are generous with credits and I don't think i've ever paid more than $19 per month for it. Very satisfied.
    Website says I can get 7 also. I'm a little leery though. I work from home and have to transfer a lot of files back on forth. Not sure how much 7 would slow things down.



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    Re: Internet options in central Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I live in Ames near the High School and the Centurylink website says I can get the 1.5mbps package, which would be fine if it were 1998.
    More like 2004.



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