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Cable Companies

ISP Directory: DSL | Local | National | Satellite | Return to Personal Tech Section

Cable ISPs: Comcast Online Communications, Cox Communications, Millennium Digital Media CableSpeed,
Starpower Communications

Comcast@Home
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
888-793-0800
HQ: Philadelphia

Coverage: Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, Reston.

Price Plans: Cable: 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $44.95 ($5 less w/ modem purchase, $5 more w/o cable-TV subscription).
Extra E-mails: 6
Web Server Space: 70MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 35,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: 790,000
Yrs. of Experience: 5
Downtime: -
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Comcast provides high-speed Internet access with always-on functionality designed to meet your lifestyle. Available almost anywhere Comcast has cable and can be easily installed by yourself in just hours. Call 888-793-0800 for latest offer. [Back to top]
Cox Communications
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-378-8422
HQ: Atlanta

Coverage: Fairfax

Price Plans: Cable: 1.5 Mbps/192 kbps, $44.95 ($15 less w/ modem purchase, $10 more w/o cable-TV subscription).
Extra E-mails: 4
Web Server Space: 5MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 48,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: 32,000
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: 1%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Cox Communications is investing $500 million for a fiber-optic upgrade of the cable system to provide customers with enhanced service reliability, high-speed cable-modem Internet access, digital video, traditional analog video and eventually digital telephone service. [Back to top]
Millennium Digital Media CableSpeed
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
E-mail
410-987-9300
HQ: St. Louis

Coverage: Anne Arundel

Price Plans: Cable: 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $45.95 ($5 less w/ modem purchase, $10 more w/o cable-TV subscription).
Extra E-mails: -
Web Server Space: 10MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 38,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: 14,000
Yrs. of Experience: 7
Downtime: -
Software: None
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Millennium CableSpeed service continues to provide reliable, locally based, customer-focused high-speed Internet access solutions for northern Anne Arundel County customers. [Back to top]
Starpower Communications
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
877-782-7769
HQ: Laurel

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 12 states (cable access in Washington, Montgomery County and Falls Church only)

Price Plans: "Modem: $19.95/unlimited. Cable: 1.5 Mbps/800 kbps, $39.95 ($10 more w/o cable-TV subscription)"
Extra E-mails: 3
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 30,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: -
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: -
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Starpower, in conjunction with RCN, is one of the nation's largest ISPs. Offering free, 24/7 technical support, reliable connections, a high-quality network and 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed, Starpower delivers the Internet you've been waiting for. [Back to top]

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