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How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever

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    How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever

    Alternatives: 1) Fiber, 2) WiMax, 3) Satellite, 4) Fractional T1

    The article is one year old, so maybe there's an additional alternative.
    Are these four alternatives available nationwide, hamlet to big city? Are the four price-competitive with one another and with existing cable providers?
     
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    Home networking Part 7: Power line connections explained | How To - CNET


    The electricity service providers could also be contenders in this race to the "internet of things", bypassing the existing paradigm. Internet of Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    I'm not aware of any electric utility in the United States, at this moment, that is also an Internet Service Provider. The technology, though, to make these electric utilities competitors to a Comcast, exists right now.


    So, I would put this as number 5 on the list, as something to keep an eye out for.
     
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    Hi Guest

    It is all bull! Without our government opening the door there is no way any non-FCC approved source can compete against the cable companies. They just don't have the resources nor the line usage to avoid a direct conflict w/cable providers.

    But thanks for this unique look from a very original aspect...

    Carl
     
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    Looks like your only hope, in the United States, is Google Fiber. Upon further reading, it doesn't appear that the Broadband over Power Lines technology is feasible. Whatever happened to Broadband over Power Line? - E & T Magazine
     

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