ISP providers in Sacramento area

I am looking for a internet service provider in Sacramento area.  Currently the client has a slow DSL from ATT and would like to change that for something better.  

There is one from www.integratelecom.com wants to offer something.  Anyone heard of them?

Any other recommendations or referrals?
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
What used to be Roseville Telephone is pretty good (I think they're called Suretel now, but don't quote me).

Or Comcast; I'm actually in the foothills SE of Sacramento, and have used them for quite a while. The service is good, their customer support is good, and they don't bundle -- you can get the internet service without having to get the television or telephone service (although they're offering a deal on it at the moment).

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Tiras25Author Commented:
Good suggestion.  Let me look into Comcast and get back to you.

Thank you!!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I wonder if anyone used Comcast bussiness and what do you think about the service.  Thanks!
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
I work out of my home, so I can't speak to the business service directly. What I CAN tell you is that a) I live in a rural area (meaning that if an outage were to occur, we would probably be a lower priority than Sacramento and b) we use Comcast for our telephone and television service.

At this moment, there are four computers -- including one running through a VPN to a company down in the valley -- running plus the television and my wife is talking to her daughter on the phone. I have seen no degradation in the speed or quality compared to running just one computer at about 2:30 this morning.

So I imagine the answer to your question will be one that depends on your continual bandwidth use. In other words, if you're just running a few computers on the system, then I don't think it would matter much, but if you're running 25 or so, then the higher bandwidth plan would probably make sense.

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Tiras25Author Commented:
Comcast is an interesting option.  I just never dealt with them regarding the business and static IP addresses.  I will take a peek and get back to you.
Thanks again!!
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
In a practical sense, my IP address rarely resets, but your need for a static IP address is dependent on what your client is doing. If he's running a business network off the system that includes a VPN, then he probably does want a static IP. If his business is like mine -- several computers that need internet access, but no servers that regularly feed anything like a website to the outside world -- then it's not.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Yes, need a static IP.  VPN will be present and DC AD server.  I will look into Comcast static IP option.

Thanks!!
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Surewest is the former Roseville telephone.  I've been using their DSL service for the last 6 or 7 years and I'm very happy with them.  You can get just about any grade of service from them... if you're in the right area.  They bought Winfirst which was installing fiber around the Sacramento area.  I have clients in residential areas that have 15Mbps ethernet service (15 up 15 down!).  And some industrial areas have 50Mbps ethernet service thru fiber.  I keep asking them when they are going to get fiber to my neighborhood.!!  http://www.surewest.com/
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Dave,

Thanks... I knew it was SureSomething... *laughing*

A company I worked for did quite a bit of business with them, and I would definitely vouch for their service... a very high quality provider.

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Tiras25Author Commented:
Still looking for various solutions.  Will update soon.  Sorry for the delay on that.  
Thanks.
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