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    Computer Question - Help Please

    Fanatics,

    I was wondering if some of you could help me out. I'm switching from Mediacom to DirecTV today. I finally gave in. I need the MLB package. I have a few questions.

    1 - Is Mediacom's Internet THAT MUCH faster than Qwest 1.5? If I switch to Qwest, I can bundle the two but it's not a ton cheaper than Mediacom.

    2 - I play my PS3 oniline with friends all of the time. Would the 1.5 bother that?

    3 - When I call Mediacom to cancel after my dish is installed, will they stop billing me today?

    Thanks fellas. I appreciate it. Have a good day.

    Chris



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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    1 - Is Mediacom's Internet THAT MUCH faster than Qwest 1.5? If I switch to Qwest, I can bundle the two but it's not a ton cheaper than Mediacom.
    I just switched internet like in November and I can't even tell a difference. Frankly it's the same with the exception of the frequent service interruptions with MediaCom so I love it. Plus it has a really cheap wireless attachment that is great.



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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    I can tell the difference when I do big downloads but haven't had any problems with the PS3 online play. The price difference for me was nearly 1/2 so it was well worth it. If the Mediacom was only $10/month higher I'd probably stick with them.



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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    It's the difference between "fast" and "quick".

    Mediacom is MUCH "faster" than even the fastest DSL right now. For the vast majority of your web surfing, though, you won't notice a difference, since it isn't about how much data you can transfer, but about how quickly you can ask and receive it (since most "web files" are small enough that the time required to ask for a file and receive a replay is much bigger factor than the rate of transfer).

    Bottom line, for most home users who do not download a ton of data, 1.5mbps DSL is perfectly fine, and you probably won't notice the difference 85% of the time.

    I have 20mbps through Mediacom solely because Qwest could only deliver 256kbps to my house. Now THAT difference is staggering.



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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    I have 3Mb from qwest. I never have any issues gaming online. In the 10+ years I have had it, I have had 0 outages. So that right there is worth the price.


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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Fanatics,

    I was wondering if some of you could help me out. I'm switching from Mediacom to DirecTV today. I finally gave in. I need the MLB package. I have a few questions.

    1 - Is Mediacom's Internet THAT MUCH faster than Qwest 1.5? If I switch to Qwest, I can bundle the two but it's not a ton cheaper than Mediacom.

    2 - I play my PS3 oniline with friends all of the time. Would the 1.5 bother that?

    3 - When I call Mediacom to cancel after my dish is installed, will they stop billing me today?

    Thanks fellas. I appreciate it. Have a good day.

    Chris
    Where do you live? Depending on where you are at, you might check out Iowa Telecom for internet. We have a DSL from them and get 6mbps down and 1.5 up. Costs about $30 a month I think. I know you can get similar packages from Qwest as well.


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    Re: Computer Question - Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Fanatics,

    3 - When I call Mediacom to cancel after my dish is installed, will they stop billing me today?

    Thanks fellas. I appreciate it. Have a good day.

    Chris
    I think it says somewhere on your bill that you have to give 7 days notice. I could be wrong though. Let me know what happens, as I'm planning to switch to Directv shortly.


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