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Patriot Media Rocks

My broadband internet provider, Patrio Media, provides an excellent service. The connection always appears responsive and never fails. Patriot Media claims 10Mbs download speeds but I have found that on average I obtain about 7-8Mb/s during heavy use times. On occasion the service is even faster than what is listed. Currently they provide two tiers of service: 10 Mb/s for $29.95 and 20Mb/s for $69.95 for customers who also use their cable service. Their is no contract lock in as…

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Broadband show down

I recently swathed from Verizon DSL to my Patriot Media's broadband.  I was sick and tired of Verizon slow service and terrible customer service.  I also dropped Verizon local and long distance and now use Patriot's VOIP phone service.  The cable broadband speed is excellent (7 MB/s) at the same price as Verizon DSL and the phone service is cheaper as well. DSL Reports is running a news story about a report that suggests that cable may be winning the…

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Exciting Day

I got buzzed with the announcements from Apple today. A new iTunes and new iPods and something for the future called iTV. Along with the new iTunes and iPods was Apple announcement of the iTunes Movie store. With current broadband speeds (cable not DSL) one will be able to download a movie in about 30 minutes. We are currently limited to about 75 movies from Disney but I am sure more will follow. The new iPod shuffle is smaller than…

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The dangers of an online only life

Dave Rosenberg writes in his InfoWorld blog about the downsides of an online only office life.  I too am experiencing something similar.  I cancelled my Verizon DSL on the same day I ordered broadband service from my cable provide, Patriot Media.  Verizon assured me that the DSL would be disconnected in 3-5 business days so I felt comfortable waiting a week for the cable guy.  Well, the day after cancelling Verizon DSL my DSL line was dead and two days…

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SOHO Networking

I am thinking ( I have been for over 3 years) of acting on some of my small business ideas. There are a growing number of people with home offices in my neighbourhood. I do not know the exact number but I believe that in the Montgomery , Montgomery Wood, and Montgomery Walk development we have close to 500 homes. Most of these homes have wireless. I am making the assumption that within a block of units (8 homes) there…

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