2 Internet Service Options Providers in the Crossville AreaPlans and PricesPPCUG19 July 2010
3 Purpose Background What your service options are Awareness of provider optionsInformation for making decisionPrices do not reflect promotionsConstantly changingSuggestions, ideas
4 What ? ISP = Internet Service Provider DSL = Digital Subscriber Line Wi-Fi = Wireless FidelityCATV = CAble TeleVisionVoIP = Voice over Internet Protocol1000 Kilobytes = 8 Megabits, MbpsQuantity Speed
5 Internet Connection Options Dial-upSatelliteDSLCableWireless-CellHotspots
6 Options, Choices, Decisions LocationSpeedCostReliabilityPromotion & Bundles are confusing and hard to comprehend
7 Internet Connection Types Dial-up connections-economical, minimal hardware, only need a phone line, slow, cannot get phone callsDSL-splits phone line into data and phone, talk and surf at same time, always on, hardware costCable- speed, always on, may not be available
8 Internet Options Dial up High Speed NetZero AOL Copper.net PeoplePC VolFirstEarthlinkJunoHigh SpeedCableDSLSatelliteWirelessHotspots
9 Dial up ISP Casual internet user Telephone tied up while on line Connected only when in useMany choices in providersNational dial in numbers for travellersYour telephone company does not have to be your ISP
11 Free Dial-Up Internet Option NetZero/Juno/United Online-10 hours/month, multiple addresses, local access numbers, easy signup, no obligation, not for Mac(931) Crossville(931) Crossville
12 VolFirstUnlimited dial up $17.95/month ($215/year), 8 , 10 MB web space, &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
13 High Speed Option Providers FrontierComcastCharterSpiritATTVerizonSprintHughesNet
14 Unbundled High Speed Options Comcast: $64.95/month, 12Mbps down, 2Mbps up, 7 , 10G web spaceFrontier: $57.48/month, 2-year, wireless modem, 8 , 3Mbps down, 384Kbps up, 25M web spaceHughesNet: $69.98/month + $99.00 one time, 1Mbps up, 128Kbps down, 5
15 ComcastEconomy Internet Service: $ Mbps down, 384 Kbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voicePerformance: $ Mbps down, 2 Mbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voicePerformance Plus: $ Mbps down, 2 Mbps up, must subscribe to CATV or voiceCheapest CATV plan is $29.95/month
16 Frontiernet FrontierFast—up to 3 Mbps $49.99/mo +$4.50 equipment fee Frontier dial up--$34.99/month + $4.50 modemFrontier Internet Lite—up to 768Kbps $39.99FTR stock pays 0.75/year dividend, 2/3rds owned by Verizon
17 Comcast & Frontier Internet only Comcast: 6 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up $ $5.00, special 1st 6-months $29.99Comcast: 8 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up $ $5.00, no commitment or termination feeFrontier: 3Mbps down, 384 Kbps up $ $4.50, 12 month commitment
18 A T & T (931) 707 or 484Unfortunately 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.
19 Spirit Broadband $32.95 for 1Mbps $37.95 for 3Mbps $42.95 for 6Mbps Service area ?, Reliability?, Support?
21 Mobile InternetATT: $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 upSprint: $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.."
22 AT&T Plans new 7 June DataPlus—200Mb of data; $15/month DataPro—2 Gb of data: $25/mo. + 1Gb/$10.Tethering—DataPro + $20/monthFree Wi-Fi at 20,000 hot spots in US
23 Examples Application Approximate Size (1 text page without attachments) KBWord Document (5 text pages) KBTypical Web Page KBLow Resolution Digital Photo KBPowerPoint Presentation (20 pages text & light graphics) MB1Graphically intense pages or pages with video can exceed 3MB.
24 Verizon options for Unlimited Data: These data packages are additional to voice plan.Monthly Mbyte Allowance Monthly Charge Per MB rate after allowance0 MB $ $1.9925 MB $ $0.20Unlimited $29.99Data 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
25 Sprint 3G Network 3Mbps peak- 600Kbps to 1.4 Mbps average 5GB in up & down$59.99/monthNo 4G here
26 Wi-Fi Hotspots Village Green shopping mall Fairfield McDonald's, Arby's, SubwayArt Circle Public LibraryDay's InnPlateau Travel PlazaCumberland Medical CenterHere
27 magicJack Transfer current land line phone number in August Computer must be on with active Internet service, but voic & call forwarding will work with computer off$39.95 plus S&H, then $19.95/year local and long distanceNot for dial up or satellite internet
28 Consider a Free email account Gmail—GoogleAIM Mail—AOLGMX MailYahoo! MailGawab.comInbox.comWindows Live Hotmail
29 Opinions Wean yourself from your ISP's email- Casual user with laptop: dial-up with accelerators and hotspotsComcast Performance service w/TV $73/moGive VoIP a tryTake advantage of Specials/Promotions even from you current provider