> I've been on Media One's cable here in Marina del Rey for a couple of
> months now. I heartily second the other favorable comments you've already
> received about them. I've not measured the load speeds but I can tell you
> it's incredibly fast.....both up and down. I had a 2 occasions to call
> them with some service questions and I got thru very quickly. They also
> tell me that by the end of the summer they'll provide free space for web
> Good luck....you'll love it.
I live in Marina Del Rey too, and I also use Media One. And
coincidentally... I also used to be on BeachNet, as you seem to be.
Out of curiosity... why are you still on BeachNet??? Surely you don't need a
I live in Dallas also, and I use my Dallas ISP as my primary email address
(reading it from LA when I'm there). But why would you need two LA ISPs?
And in passing, I used BeachNet for about a year, before I finally got tired
of various problems that never got resolved (like routing to my ISP in Dallas
through CRL, which was a REAL BOTTLENECK), connect speeds never exceeding
31.2 with my 33.6 modem, etc. And I wasn't in love with their prices.
I ultimately changed to LABridge... which was a real dream. 100% 33.6
connects, and almost never a technical problem. Just my two cents.
Anyway, I confirm your excellent luck with Media One. Fantastically fast
downloads and uploads, so far ZERO outages, and the few phone calls to tech
support I've made have been answered almost immediately by very knowledgeable
In contrast, the jerks have sold me their new "Local Cable Telephone" service
three times... only to call back and cancel it because they can't yet serve
buildings over 25 units (despite the fact that they claim there's "nothing to
do" inside the building!). I'd really like to have that replacement for GTE
if I could... but it looks like it's a year out.
Now if only the telemarketing people would be told that they shouldn't sell
to people in buildings over 25 units, well it would have saved me lots of
heartache and disappointment.