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    Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Hello Fanatics

    Live in the DM area and considering eliminating our phone line with Qwest and just use the cell phones. However, any thoughts on economical internet and even wireless options for the internet?

    Thoughts and input appreciated,

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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    mediacom has some of the fastest internet thats available in iowa (too bad google didnt come to ames as far as i know). any cable internet should be fine but id stay away from dsl or adsl. just my personal opinion though



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    my parents have never had a problem with mediacom internet.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Mediacom internet. Comes with ESPN3. Perfect for football & basketball season.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    I would agree with the above posts. I can't believe we haven't had a mediacom bashing yet, maybe it's just the cable they hate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I would agree with the above posts. I can't believe we haven't had a mediacom bashing yet, maybe it's just the cable they hate.
    Wait until the morning.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Went back to mediacom for internet and am quite surprised that im happy with it



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    You could go to Mediacom, but it's not cheap (unless you have your cable through them as well).

    Or you could just stick with Qwest. There's no requirement to have voice service with them to have your internet with them.


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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    You could go to Mediacom, but it's not cheap (unless you have your cable through them as well).

    Or you could just stick with Qwest. There's no requirement to have voice service with them to have your internet with them.
    I have to agree with this poster. My wife and I have US Cellular phones and a Qwest data line with the 1.5 DSL service for internet. We have been quite happy with both.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    You could go to Mediacom, but it's not cheap (unless you have your cable through them as well).

    Or you could just stick with Qwest. There's no requirement to have voice service with them to have your internet with them.
    It's cheap for the first 6 months (around $30), but that price doubles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    It's cheap for the first 6 months (around $30), but that price doubles.
    weird, my 1.5 has been around $30 for 5 years.

    I'd pay more if I could get faster speeds, so I may switch to cable anyways, but I will say dsl has never been down for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    weird, my 1.5 has been around $30 for 5 years.

    I'd pay more if I could get faster speeds, so I may switch to cable anyways, but I will say dsl has never been down for me.
    That may be it. I have high-speed cable internet.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    About a year ago I went from Qwest 1.5 DSL to mediacom. I was sick of waiting for Qwest to install fiber in my location. I also dropped our phone and went with ooma voip. Mediacom is a lot faster for downloads but for uploads it kind of sucks.

    Both Qwest DSL and mediacom HSI have been stable for me. I've never really had any problems. Now their cable is a whole different story.



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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I would agree with the above posts. I can't believe we haven't had a mediacom bashing yet, maybe it's just the cable they hate.
    All the people that would bash mediacom are waiting for their internet to come back up.


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    Re: Looking to eliminate Qwest

    I pay like $35 for Qwest 7.0. It's been great, and I also have no phone service.



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