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RCN Cable Internet Service?

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by eoJeoJ, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. eoJeoJ

    eoJeoJ Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone has experience with RCN's cable internet service...

    I currently have Earthlink DSL but the price is expensive ($52/month) and the speeds aren't all that great (Downstream-864 Kbps /Upstream-160 Kbps in ACTUAL rates, advertised as up to 3Mbps Downstreat / Upstream about the same).

    With RCN's new Mach5 service, they're advertising speeds of 5.0 Mbps Download / 800 Kbps Upload, which is significantly faster than Earthlink DSL. I havn't called for pricing yet, but I can't imagine it being more than $50/month.

    I am seriously thinking of switching right now, as I have RCN cable TV, so installation would be a snap.

    So does anyone know if RCN cable internet is reliable? Is the actual speed comparable to their advertised? - (my friend who has cable internet from Time Warner gets exactly the advertised speeds).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PCvirgin

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    I would say give it a shot. I have Adelphia and I say that it is on point. Don't knock until you try it. Plus, the price is right,
     
  3. hewee

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    Plus if they are like other cable companys your pay less for the cable internet if you also have the cable TV from them. Like $10.00 less
     
  4. PCvirgin

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    You are correct. Your monthly payment for Interent may be even lower than 10 dollards less. Plus, the speed is better with Cable.
     
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