Anybody have experience with Frontier DSL?

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It appears that DSL has come to our very rural area.      Supposedly we can get 12 Mbps for around 30 bucks.
Not as fast as Exede 'can' be,  but   no limit,    and cheaper...

anybody every have experience with Frontier,  or know about it?

thanks
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Harvey Mueller

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I have Viasat but hi speed DSL available from Frontier here is 1.6 Mbps and consensus is they suck. Of course no details on dissatisfaction w Frontier. Speed? % up time? Price? Neighbor has Frontier and is no internet junkie but is pleased for the price. I'm in Galveston Co, Tx
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well yeah,   1.6 seems to suck    they offer 3, 6 and 12 here....        30 bucks for the 12    seems unreal   NO contract        [WHAT??]
75 install,     install less than i pay here.
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Harvey Mueller

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Where is here?
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fmj77

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If you can get DSL for that price jump on it. I'd dump satellite in a heartbeat if I could get something like that.
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redave

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We are in the Sequoia National Park foothills,  in Fresno county CA.
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Ronald Stricklin

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It's expanded service with a grant from the connect America fund. Your average daily speeds should be at or above 10mbps with them.
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Ahh,   very good info!
thanks
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1.6 is still 3x faster than what I get during primetime with Viasat!
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I have Frontier DSL at my home in rural Ohio.  I am the absolute last house on the line, they weren't even sure i could or was supposed to be able to get service but eventually did.  Although I only get 5Mbps due to the distance.  If you are a heavy user or multiple member family ask about 'second connect'  basically a second line of DSL in the house, that's why i did and now i can kind of split the load between the two connections, or if a big download is needed it can happen on one while we are still able to function with the other.  For the most part the service is fairly reliable, have to reboot the modems ocassionally.  Customer service is so so.  I have had a couple calls that were really good, and a couple that were like speaking to a cardboard box.
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My cat loves cardboard boxes.
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Excellent advice, Jeff,  thank you
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This really depends on what you need the internet to do for you, how Viasat is working for you currently, and how important saving that money is to you. DSL is still "up to", and is not made equal in every location. Often an offer as low as $30 is contingent off of also buying a land-line phone connection or a one year contract. Depending on the offer, it may not hurt to give it a try before choosing to switch all together.

My experience with Frontier Internet is this:
Pro's- It's cheap, it has no data caps, typically no contract. It's fast enough to fit most needs.

Con's- It may be slow, and possibly very slow. You probably won't receive the advertised speed. They will mess with your pricing after a year. Customer service can be difficult to work with. DSL lines in some areas can be very old and unreliable. They do a credit check to get you set up for some reason. There may be extra activation charges or charges to run a line that are not advertised.

I couldn't tell you what I would do since I don't have enough info. 
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All,   thank you for your info,   I think I'm able to make a decision,     I figured that Frontier was iffy on service,   but...          who isn't.    Like mentioned above,   probably can't hurt to give it a go
an additional point   Frontier has taken over what used to be Verizon in our area,  I've found out they've been doing that in many western rural areas,  particularly from Verizon,  who once told me,  "we can't get the regular line customers to pay their phone bill,  no way we are going to offer DSL"   LOL
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My grandmother has it. Usable, but it sucks. If I were able to get it I probably would, but keep it with Viasat plan. Just go to a cheaper viasat plan.