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Please suggest vendors for high speed broadband for an office in NYC. Thanks!
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I'd highly recommend cable internet service.  Either Comcast or Time Warner depending on your location.

-mitch
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by:Lee W, MVP
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FIOS, if it's available. Time Warner us a bunch of idiots in my opinion.  If you were in Cablevision's service area I'd go with them. I get about twice the speed of Time Warner at half the price using Cablevision and about twice the speed with FiOS at about a 20% discount with FiOS
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First things I checked were FIOS and Comcast availability, and neither are available there, at least at the specific address I need it.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Comcast doesn't generally server NYC.  If you're in Manhattan, FiOS or Time Warner are you cheapest options.
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This is boggling to me... FIOS, Comcast, Cablevision/Optimum all say they aren't available in Manhattan. Does that sound possible? Time Warner is available though.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Yes, Cable Companies GENERALLY have monopolies in their areas.  If Cablevision is availble, Time Warner and Comcast are not.  If Comcast is available, Time Warner and Cablevision are not. etc.

FiOS is a potential exception since they started as a phone company and have been moving into TV - problem with them, they don't think many parts of NYC are densely populated enough to warrant the infrastructure upgrades necessary to make the service available (probably not true, but it's ridiculous how long the tech has been available and that it's not more available in general in NYC)

One other POSSIBLE option - RCN Cable.

Another thing, most buildings have been wired for ONE provider - and the landlord and/or the ISP doesn't want to tackle the job of effectively wiring the entire building so if your building isn't wired for that provider, you're stuck.
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Time Warner looks like what we're going with. Thanks.
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