RCN Cable Internet Service?

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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.
 
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eoJeoJ said:
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.
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,
 
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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
 
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hewee said:
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
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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