Originally Posted by jcavner
Unfortunately, I haven't heard of any for any of the satellite services. COX here has some pretty competitively priced bundle packages (phone, internet, cable), but their HD service (at least from the people I have talked to) is not highly regarded. But in their defense, the only extra charge is for the HD receiver, not the service itself.
Their HD service is as good as any, aside from the comparative lack of channels relative to DirecTV. Their DVR is absolutely horrible, though. At least they haven't gone SDV yet, so HD TiVos are still a viable solution. (You'd have to pry my TiVos from my cold, dead hands!)
As far as internet goes, you have the major players ATT/Yahoo! DSL, Cox, Windstream DSL (if you are in that part of Tulsa) and a company called TulsaConnect who offers DSL service in both ATT and Windstream areas. In the interest of full disclosure, I work for TulsaConnect. What differentiates us from ATT or Yahoo is the fact that we offer static IPs, you ride our network out to the net, and if you have issues, you are calling a local company as opposed to a call center overseas somewhere. We have been around for over 10 years, so we are not some fly-by-night company. Our main business is server collocation and we offer DSL as an added benefit to our other customers. If you want pricing info, feel free to PM me.
Small world. I applied there a few years ago when you had an opening.
And for jonjon1123:
Right now, Cox's Internet service works great. There was a time when it was not good at all, but these days it's normal to get the advertised speeds. I used to have SBC DSL, and it also worked well, but they can't provide greater than 3Mbps to large areas of town. If you aren't a serial downloader like me, there's nothing wrong with that. The physical transport was always very reliable.
I would have gone with TulsaConnect when I was stuck with DSL, but my usage habits would have made me quite the unprofitable customer. I'd rather make a large corporation lose money on me than a small local company.
From what I gathered at the interview, they're top notch, and I wouldn't hesitate to use them if I could. They reminded me of another bulletproof ISP I had dealings with in another market, but with much better offices.