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#1 AZrox

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm purchasing my first laptop and would like your input on what ISP to use.  I live in the Albany, NY area.  So far I have contaced Verizon and Time Warner. Any other major companies that offer good service?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

I have had bad experiance with TW. Eliminating TV Channels,etc. I use Verizon Fios( which includes ISP) Don't confuse ISP and browsers. The worst browser is MSN Premium. Internet explorer and Google are far superior. If you can't get Fios,Verizon DSL is almost as good. With Vereizon,you can bundle ISP,TV,and phone in one package.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

Thanks macotac.  Verizon Fios is not available in my area, but I did contact Verizon concerning their traditional high speed internet.  I would like to contact another 2 companies if possible before making a decision.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

List of ISP's and their contact info in Albany, NY

http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=isps&find_loc=Albany%2C+NY

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

Thanks Animal. I will give some of those companies a buzz.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:12 AM

Was Roadrunner always part of Time Warner?  I buddy upstate used it and loved it, I just Google noticing it was not in the list and found it shows a TW.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:49 PM

Yes Phil, Roadrunner is part of Timewarner.  I currenly have their high speed service for my desktop.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

Explanation of the Roadrunner/Time Warner Internet service branding and naming issue.

http://www.neowin.net/news/time-warner-cable-to-kill-off-road-runner-internet-branding

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