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Author Topic: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?  (Read 5024 times)

Alex, Minarchist Minutema

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Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« on: December 26, 2006, 01:22 PM NHFT »

As the title of the thread implies, I'm looking to find out how common or uncommon it is to get broadband Internet (through your cable TV company) service up North?

I'd imagine its no problem around the major towns...... but what about when you get up into the real boondocks, way up North (Colebrook and above)?


I want to live up in the boonies, but the one thing I cannot live without, is my Internet.

In another message thread, somebody else mentioned that, in general, you can't even get semi-necessary utility hook-ups (electricity or basic phone) in some of the more remote areas up north, nevermind frivoloties like Internet...  I don't know if they were exaggerating the point though.
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 01:25 PM NHFT »

Time Warner is in Berlin.  There is also satellite internet and it's becoming more affordable.
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 03:07 PM NHFT »

Wild Blue satellite seems pretty popular up there. I don't know how it compares to the offering from Hughes/DirecTV.

The biggest wire-based ISP up north seems to be NCIA

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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 10:53 AM NHFT »

I'm in Coos County and I have 4mbps Time Warner cable and TW TV service (both were formerly adelphia) with HDTV included. They offer digital but we don't have digital just regular, but it still comes with 4 free HD channels, 1 movie channel.

The internet speeds I get are far BETTER than every single residential cable/DSL connection I've EVER used in a more populated area, I think because so few people use them up here. I get 600KBps (not kilobits bytes, and yes I know that's above 4mbps but I am not joking) on torrents regularly... so you know, I'm only showing all this off to make my point - there is no lack of media access up here. If you don't like Time Warner, there are a few local companies, we could use Bretton Woods for phone/DSL, but not cable, but of course then there's satellite TV.

Further north, I know Lancaster has cable, and further north to Colebrook at least has Verizon DSL. Lancaster also has the DSL... Berlin has cable probably DSL as well, as does Gorham. Littleton and Bethlehem are also on TW Cable. We're covered... so next time you hear politicians talking about "wiring the north country" or "bringing the internet to the north country" ... they've probably made some stupid assumptions because we definitely have it and it works just great.
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 10:30 AM NHFT »

Time-Warner cable serves Berlin, Gorham, Lancaster, Groveton, and Whitefield.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/newengland/products/rates/default.html

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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 10:51 AM NHFT »

Time-Warner cable serves Berlin, Gorham, Lancaster, Groveton, and Whitefield.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/newengland/products/rates/default.html



They've done those for a while. They recently bought out adelphia and now do Conway to Littleton, including my town (Twin Mountain)
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 07:09 PM NHFT »

I live just outside Berlin, in Milan, and there is NOTHING available here except satellite. I can't even get that, since there is a mountain near my house that blocks the signal. We have Time Warner cable, but its not the same as the Berlin Time Warner; Roadrunner isn't available here. Then again, we also get half the channels for the same price. I'm considering going in with one of my neighbors that has a good location for a dish, and get Wild Blue, and hook up a wifi connection.

Errol has high speed (don't know what type), Colebrook also has it in the center of town. Once you get out of the center of town, you are very limited. Milan and Dummer have nothing but satellite available. I don't know about the other towns up here.

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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 11:41 PM NHFT »

I guess it's more prevalent in the western part of the county. Almost all the real estate listings in or near Lancaster list either cable or DSL as available.

There are also a lot of WildBlue satellite dishes out in the country.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 11:43 PM NHFT by KBCraig »
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 08:40 AM NHFT »

You want to live in the boonies AND have all sorts of fast food near you??
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 07:36 PM NHFT »

When Fairpoint bought the Northern New England system from Verizon one of the promises they made to the States in order to get approval was to expand broadband internet services for their customers.  Have you checked how many now have that service?  I am guessing it is just about zero.

Screwed again by our state government. What else is new?
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 07:56 PM NHFT »

Fairpoint is putting in the equipment at the end of my road, broadband coming really soon for us. WooHoo.
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 11:09 AM NHFT »

No way...broadband in the booniest of boonies?  What is this world coming to?
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2008, 11:44 AM NHFT »

No way...broadband in the booniest of boonies?  What is this world coming to?

Their bringing broadband up there as fast as they can
cause Roger promised them, to web-cam the naked
lawn mower lady.
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2008, 11:56 AM NHFT »

So they need "broad" band?  :D
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Re: Broadband Cable Tv Internet service up North?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2008, 12:00 PM NHFT »

So they need "broad" band?  :D


I think there trying to get Bodacious Band into common use.
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