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Dear PoPville- Which Internet Provider do you use?

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm 51 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Dear PoPville,

In many of the neighborhoods of Washington DC Internet access can be… well, challenging. Many areas do not have FIOS available, and Comcast as an ISP may be unappealing to individuals who have chosen satellite based TV. For example, I live in Park View and can only get DSL at less than 1 Mbps but costs $50 a month, and thats when it works! So in order to gain a better understanding of choices in the area, I am asking your readers a few questions to be answered in the comments:

Who is your company?
How fast is your Internet connection (use the speed test, it’s pretty quick – www.speakeasy.net/speedtest)?
How much does it cost?
What neighborhood do you live in?
Are you happy with it?

If we get enough data, we should be able to determine which ISPs are offering the District the best service at the best prices.

We last talked internet speeds back in April ’10. I used to be a huge fan of RCN but lately I’ve been having some problems so I’m eager to see who folks recommend as well. My download speed was 8.57 and upload speed was 1.99 and I pay around $80 a month. Anyone also have recs for faster upload speeds?


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