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New Charter is Approved!!
Posted by David Bernstein
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We’re proud to announce that Charter, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks (BHN) have received the final approvals needed to combine all three companies and form New Charter.

Charter is excited to move forward, but also proud that the regulatory approval process reinforced its longstanding consumer-friendly and pro-broadband policies and will mean good things for all the new customers to be served.

As part of obtaining approval from federal and state regulators, Charter has agreed to certain conditions, many of which were derived from commitments offered proactively or are a continuation of practices already in place.

Specifically, Charter has committed to building out high-speed broadband service to underserved and unserved communities across the country and to offer to eligible consumers the fastest stand-alone low-cost high-speed broadband program of any major service provider.

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Fastest Internet Providers in Decatur, AL
Posted by David Bernstein
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There are currently three terrestrial residential Internet providers in Decatur, AL.  They include Charter Spectrum, AT@T U-Verse, and the newest one called Wide Open West or WOW.  The prices, availability, speed and reliability vary greatly.   Charter Communications cable is available to an estimated 100% of residents in Decatur, AL. Charter Spectrum offers Decatur residents with minimum speeds of 60 Mbps, which is above average speed for the residential providers in the area. Customers taking the option of renting a wireless router from Charter should get close to these speeds.  But of course the more devices accessing the router the speed can be reduced.  Customers have the option of purchasing their own router.  They need to make sure to purchase a router capable of 60 Mbps speeds or more.  About 100% of Charter Communications customers are offered speeds in that range. Unlike other Internet providers in Decatur, AL Charter does not have a data cap.  Customers enjoy unlimited data usage without the worry of additional fees.   Nationwide, Charter Communications is one of the 10 largest ISPs and serves 9% of the USA. The company reported doing business as (DBA) Charter Communications in Decatur.  GHN is a proud authorized retailer of Charter Spectrum serving all of Decatur, AL and the surrounding area.

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Unlimited Data from At&T
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Competition in the home internet market deepens almost every passing day.

AT&T is one of the first major internet service providers promising to lift data caps for certain subscribers. The telecom goliath said it will launch unlimited data plans for U-Verse home internet customers on May 23.

For subscribers with internet subscriptions only, the unlimited option will cost an extra $30.00 per month. It will be free for subscribers who have either U-Verse video or DirecTV service and who have their video and internet services bundled onto a single bill.

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Comparing the Different Types of Internet Service in Decatur, AL
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At Global Horizons Network in Decatur, AL, we want to make sure our customers are fully informed of what is available and how to understand the different types of internet technology that are out there.

First, we’ll go over all the types of internet service on the market and the key differences between them.

"Broadband" is an umbrella term that covers all of the always-on types of internet connections: cable, satellite, DSL, and fiber optic service. The other option is dial-up (yes, this still exists and people still pay for it). Unless dial-up is your only choice, you'll want to go with broadband. Here's a summary of the different types of broadband connections available to consumers:

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