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					Internet Service Options


 Providers in the Crossville Area
        Plans and Prices
             PPCUG
           19 July 2010
   http://www.ppcuginc.com/
        Purpose Background

   What your service options are
   Awareness of provider options
   Information for making decision
   Prices do not reflect promotions
   Constantly changing
   Suggestions, ideas
                   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

   Dial-up
   Satellite
   DSL
   Cable
   Wireless-Cell
   Hotspots
    Options, Choices, Decisions

   Location
   Speed
   Cost
   Reliability
   Promotion & Bundles are confusing and
    hard to comprehend
    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

   Dial up                High Speed
             NetZero          Cable
             AOL              DSL
             Copper.net       Satellite
             PeoplePC         Wireless
             VolFirst         Hotspots
             Earthlink
             Juno
               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
   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
   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

    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
   Frontier
   Comcast
   Charter
   Spirit
   ATT
   Verizon
   Sprint
   HughesNet
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

   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

   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: 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
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

   $32.95 for 1Mbps
   $37.95 for 3Mbps
   $42.95 for 6Mbps
   Service area ?, Reliability?, Support?
           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

   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
   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
      Examples Application Approximate 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.
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

   3Mbps peak-
    600Kbps to 1.4
    Mbps average


   5GB in up & down
   $59.99/month
   No 4G here
             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

   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

   Gmail—Google
   AIM Mail—AOL
   GMX Mail
   Yahoo! Mail
   Gawab.com
   Inbox.com
   Windows Live Hotmail
                 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

				
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