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Providers in the Crossville Area Plans and Prices PPCUG 19 July 2010 http://www.ppcuginc.com/. Internet Service Options. Purpose Background. What your service options are Awareness of provider options Information for making decision Prices do not reflect promotions Constantly changing

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providers in the crossville area plans and prices ppcug 19 july 2010 http www ppcuginc com
Providers in the Crossville Area

Plans and Prices

PPCUG

19 July 2010

http://www.ppcuginc.com/

Internet Service Options
purpose background
Purpose Background
  • What your service options are
  • Awareness of provider options
  • Information for making decision
  • Prices do not reflect promotions
  • Constantly changing
  • Suggestions, ideas
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What ?
  • ISP = Internet Service Provider
  • DSL = Digital Subscriber Line
  • Wi-Fi = Wireless Fidelity
  • CATV = CAble TeleVision
  • VoIP = Voice over Internet Protocol
  • 1000 Kilobytes = 8 Megabits, Mbps
    • Quantity - Speed
internet connection options
Internet Connection Options
  • Dial-up
  • Satellite
  • DSL
  • Cable
  • Wireless-Cell
  • Hotspots
options choices decisions
Options, Choices, Decisions
  • Location
  • Speed
  • Cost
  • Reliability
  • Promotion & Bundles are confusing and hard to comprehend
internet connection types
Internet Connection Types
  • Dial-up connections-economical, minimal hardware, only need a phone line, slow, cannot get phone calls
  • DSL-splits phone line into data and phone, talk and surf at same time, always on, hardware cost
  • Cable- speed, always on, may not be available
internet options
High Speed

Cable

DSL

Satellite

Wireless

Hotspots

Internet Options
  • Dial up
    • NetZero
    • AOL
    • Copper.net
    • PeoplePC
    • VolFirst
    • Earthlink
    • Juno
dial up isp
Dial up ISP
  • Casual internet user
  • Telephone tied up while on line
  • Connected only when in use
  • Many choices in providers
  • National dial in numbers for travellers
  • Your telephone company does not have to be your ISP
cheap er dialup isps
Cheap(er) Dialup ISPs
  • Earthlink: (931)210-6007 Crossville, unlimited access, 8 emails, phone support, $150/year
  • Juno Platinum: 2GB email storage, unlimited access, $131.40/year
  • Copper.net: (931)210-6001 Crossville, $89.88/year, unlimited, support, 1 email
  • PeoplePC: (931)210-6007 Crossville, 4 email, $155.40/year
  • AOL: (800)716-0023 only, $119.88/year, unlimited, 1 email, limited support
free dial up internet option
Free Dial-Up Internet Option
  • NetZero/Juno/United Online-10 hours/month, multiple email addresses, local access numbers, easy signup, no obligation, not for Mac
  • (931) 210-6009 Crossville
  • (931) 210-6004 Crossville
volfirst
VolFirst
  • Unlimited dial up $17.95/month ($215/year), 8 email, 10 MB web space, 707-7458 & 707-7894

Q.Is Firewire Broadband available to everyone?A. Ideally, customers must be less than 12,000 feet or approximately three miles from their central office or remote serving terminal to qualify for Firewire Broadband service.

Plan prices range from $24.95 to $69.95/month

high speed option providers
High Speed Option Providers
  • Frontier
  • Comcast
  • Charter
  • Spirit
  • ATT
  • Verizon
  • Sprint
  • HughesNet
unbundled high speed options
Unbundled High Speed Options
  • Comcast: $64.95/month, 12Mbps down, 2Mbps up, 7 email, 10G web space
  • Frontier: $57.48/month, 2-year, wireless modem, 8 email, 3Mbps down, 384Kbps up, 25M web space
  • HughesNet: $69.98/month + $99.00 one time, 1Mbps up, 128Kbps down, 5 email
comcast
Comcast
  • Economy Internet Service: $24.95 1.5Mbps down, 384 Kbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voice
  • Performance: $42.95 12 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voice
  • Performance Plus: $53.95 16 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voice

Cheapest CATV plan is $29.95/month

frontiernet
Frontiernet
  • FrontierFast—up to 3 Mbps $49.99/mo +$4.50 equipment fee
  • Frontier dial up--$34.99/month + $4.50 modem
  • Frontier Internet Lite—up to 768Kbps $39.99
  • FTR stock pays 0.75/year dividend, 2/3rds owned by Verizon
comcast frontier internet only
Comcast & Frontier Internet only
  • Comcast: 6 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up $59.95 + $5.00, special 1st 6-months $29.99
  • Comcast: 8 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up $69.95 + $5.00, no commitment or termination fee
  • Frontier: 3Mbps down, 384 Kbps up $39.99 + $4.50, 12 month commitment
a t t 931 707 or 484
A T & T (931) 707 or 484
  • Unfortunately AT&T DSL Service is not available in your area.
  • We will continue to evaluate our AT&T DSL Service and remain committed to providing leading, next generation high speed Internet services for today's consumer customers.
spirit broadband
Spirit Broadband
  • $32.95 for 1Mbps
  • $37.95 for 3Mbps
  • $42.95 for 6Mbps
  • Service area ?, Reliability?, Support?
charter services
Charter Services
  • Lite: 1Mbps up, $19.99/month
  • Express: 8Mbps up, $29.99/month
  • Plus: 16Mbps up, $39.99/month
  • Max: 25Mbps up, $54.99/month
  • Ultra: 60Mbps up, $99.99/month
mobile internet
Mobile Internet
  • ATT: $60.00/month for 5GB + $0.05/MB over, 2-year, 3Mbps down,
  • Verizon: $59.99/month for 5GB + $0.05/MB over, 1Mbps down, 600Kbps up
  • Sprint: $59.00/month for 5GB; "It's fast enough that you could replace your DSL or Cable internet service with Sprint Mobile Broadband. It's that fast.."
at t plans new 7 june
AT&T Plans new 7 June
  • DataPlus—200Mb of data; $15/month
  • DataPro—2 Gb of data: $25/mo. + 1Gb/$10.
  • Tethering—DataPro + $20/month
  • Free Wi-Fi at 20,000 hot spots in US
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ExamplesApplicationApproximate Size

E-mail (1 text page without attachments) 3 KB

Word Document (5 text pages) 70 KB

Typical Web Page 300 KB

Low Resolution Digital Photo 500 KB

PowerPoint Presentation (20 pages text & light graphics) 3 MB

1Graphically intense pages or pages with video can exceed 3MB.

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Verizon options for Unlimited Data:

These data packages are additional to voice plan.

Monthly Mbyte Allowance Monthly Charge Per MB rate after allowance

0 MB $0.00 $1.99

25 MB $9.99 $0.20

Unlimited $29.99

Data package of $9.99 or higher are required for 3G Multimedia phones, and Data Packages of $29.99 or higher are required for 3G Smartphones

sprint 3g network
Sprint 3G Network
  • 3Mbps peak-600Kbps to 1.4 Mbps average
  • 5GB in up & down
  • $59.99/month
  • No 4G here
wi fi hotspots
Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Village Green shopping mall Fairfield
  • McDonald's, Arby's, Subway
  • Art Circle Public Library
  • Day's Inn
  • Plateau Travel Plaza
  • Cumberland Medical Center
  • Here
magicjack
magicJack
  • Transfer current land line phone number in August
  • Computer must be on with active Internet service, but voicemail & call forwarding will work with computer off
  • $39.95 plus S&H, then $19.95/year local and long distance
  • Not for dial up or satellite internet
consider a free email account
Consider a Free email account
  • Gmail—Google
  • AIM Mail—AOL
  • GMX Mail
  • Yahoo! Mail
  • Gawab.com
  • Inbox.com
  • Windows Live Hotmail
opinions
Opinions
  • Wean yourself from your ISP's email-
  • Casual user with laptop: dial-up with accelerators and hotspots
  • Comcast Performance service w/TV $73/mo
  • Give VoIP a try
  • Take advantage of Specials/Promotions even from you current provider