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  1. Providers in the Crossville Area Plans and Prices PPCUG 19 July 2010 http://www.ppcuginc.com/ Internet Service Options

  2. Purpose Background • What your service options are • Awareness of provider options • Information for making decision • Prices do not reflect promotions • Constantly changing • Suggestions, ideas

  3. 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

  4. Internet Connection Options • Dial-up • Satellite • DSL • Cable • Wireless-Cell • Hotspots

  5. Options, Choices, Decisions • Location • Speed • Cost • Reliability • Promotion & Bundles are confusing and hard to comprehend

  6. 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

  7. High Speed Cable DSL Satellite Wireless Hotspots Internet Options • Dial up • NetZero • AOL • Copper.net • PeoplePC • VolFirst • Earthlink • Juno

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. High Speed Option Providers • Frontier • Comcast • Charter • Spirit • ATT • Verizon • Sprint • HughesNet

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Spirit Broadband • $32.95 for 1Mbps • $37.95 for 3Mbps • $42.95 for 6Mbps • Service area ?, Reliability?, Support?

  19. 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

  20. 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.."

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. Sprint 3G Network • 3Mbps peak-600Kbps to 1.4 Mbps average • 5GB in up & down • $59.99/month • No 4G here

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Consider a Free email account • Gmail—Google • AIM Mail—AOL • GMX Mail • Yahoo! Mail • Gawab.com • Inbox.com • Windows Live Hotmail

  28. 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