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6/4/2013 1:09:09 AM
New Neighbors Joshua and JoannaReply: Gayle Geer

Welcome to Lake Mathews/Gavilan Hills/Gavilan Plateau, Joshua and Joanna.  Glad to have you with us and hope to meet you soon.

Your Neighbor, Gayle
5/31/2013 8:13:32 PM
Southern California TelephoneReply: MayorShinn
Bill you might want to check with So Cal Telephone. They have no download restrictions and we can Skype and stream. I posted the link earlier in this thread.
5/31/2013 9:28:54 AM
Welcome to the neighborhoodReply: BillB
Depending on what area you live in, you will find that things are much different here. In Gavilan Hills, cell service is mostly non-existent and spotty at best. Don't come up the hill on less than a quarter tank of gas. The nearest gas is in Woodcrest. Landline phone service is split between Verizon and ATT. Those living in the new subdivisions south of Santa Rosa Mine Road and south of Lake Mathews Drive have Verizon. They will push you to go with FIOS. It's expensive, and they like to ratchet up the costs every month.

The rest of the neighborhood is connected to ATT. They just recently upgraded from two oatmeal cans and string. Even their dial-up is shaky. Most of the folks in my area (Gavilan road) have gone with Satellite of one sort or another. I found Wild Blue to be the best for the money, and they have a monthly accrual of bandwidth limitation (as opposed to daily with others). Satellite, however, is still too slow for many functions, e.g. Skype and video streaming.

Depending on where you are you might want to try the options Nathan pointed out.  I haven't tried them, but I don't think they are available where I live.


5/30/2013 10:21:08 PM
Internet 2Reply: Tonette
We also have So Cal Telephone Co (SCTC), because they are reasonable ($80), tethered with our telephone service, because of their customer service (amazing!), and reliable signal -- they were the ONLY ones who were able to get us service, aside from satelite. We love them.
5/30/2013 7:37:11 PM
InternetReply: MayorShinn
We had the same problem. First we went with the satellite internet, but they had restriction on how much you could download. We have been using Southern California Telephone. They have a wireless internet. We get speeds of 3Mbps which is fast enough to watch Netflix through our Roku. About $100 per month. Here's the link
 http://www.socaltelephone.com/wirelessbroadband.cfm No limits on downloads and decent speed.
5/30/2013 4:39:34 PM
Internet ProvidersReply: Nathan
Joshua & Joanna,
        Welcome to the neighborhood. You should come to the community BBQ/Gathering this weekend. As for Internet Providers, not sure of your area but here are a few non-conventional ones in the area.

Aire Networks

Cyber Time

Other then that, I think it is provided through the phone company, I have Verizon. Hope this helps.
5/30/2013 4:00:25 PM
new neighborPost: Joshua & Joanna
hello everyone!
        We just wanted to introduce ourselves to everyone and say hi. We are expecting to close escrow in the first week of june. When looking up the local utilities information we found this wonderful site and think its great.

Joshua & Joanna

P.S. we are having issues finding a hard line internet other than dial up. Does anyone have dsl or cable?

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