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$ 40
Dec 2007
Seattle, WA
Monthly cable internet  more... close row
$ 46
Mar 2008
Akron, OH
The service included a cable Internet connection only  more... close row
$ 23
Oct 2006
San Francisco, CA
Poor cable internet service and lack of consumer choice  more... close row
$ 41
Sep 2007
Alameda, CA
Local Internet Provider with Frequent Outages  more... close row

Description of service

When I moved to this city, there weren't a lot of options as far as high-speed or cable internet providers. This provider is a locally run service, run by the same company that provides electricity and cable television for the city. I don't remember how much it was to buy the cable modem and get the service set up, because that was about four years ago, but the service is $41 per month.

Review of Service

The service is, frankly, lousy. There are frequent outages when I have to either live without internet service or try to use the neighbor's unsecured wireless connection (I really do try not to do that, but sometimes I'm desperate). Sometimes unplugging the modem and plugging it in again solves the problem, although I have no idea why, and sometimes it doesn't.

The only reason I haven't switched is out of laziness - the service really is pretty bad. Also, I think I'm paying too much. Although prices are high around here, I think I should get better service for $41 a month.


I don't know how you could possibly find out beforehand, but if there's any way to find out how frequent outages are, find out! I was really surprised - and not in a good way - to discover how frequently I would lose service.

I share the bill with my housemate, so I'm really only paying $20.50 per month, which is probably why I haven't changed. See if you can share internet service with anyone who lives in your house, as it will make things much cheaper.

$ 29
Mar 2008
Lewiston, ME
Unlimited internet access  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Greenwood, IN
Large cable provider's internet access  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
old bridge,nj
Cable internet with installation fee  more... close row
$ 63
Aug 2007
marana, AZ
Expensive high speed internet  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Shinglehouse Pa
High cost cable internet  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Roann, IN
Not so high speed internet bad customer service  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Lakewood, NJ
Fast and easy cable internet  more... close row