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Internet Access for UVM Affiliates

The list below outlines general considerations for choosing an Internet service provider. Which option is best for you depends on what your requirements are, as well as where you live, since not all options are available in all areas.


General Recommendations for Internet Access Options

1. If you are interested in high-speed access (DSL) (and live in an area covered by Sovernet DSL) or dial-up Internet access, we recommend Sovernet.
Sovernet dial-up access is available throughout the state -- and dial-up access when you are away from home is included at no extra charge for Sovernet DSL customers.
   Details on Sovernet's UVM affiliate program

2. If you are interested in high-speed access (DSL) (and live in an area covered by Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom) or dial-up Internet access, we recommend Green Mountain Access. Green Mountain Access dial-up access is available throughout the state -- and dial-up access when you are away from home is included at no extra charge for GMA DSL customers.
   Details on Green Mountain Access DSL access

3. If you already have, or are interested in obtaining cable television service, you may wish to consider Comcast for cable modem service.
    Details on Comcast high-speed Internet access

4. If you are interested in high-speed access (DSL), do not live in an area otherwise covered by DSL access, but do have access to Verizon DSL service, you may wish to consider Verizon for DSL service.
   Details on Verizon's DSL Internet access

5. If you live in Burlington's North or South End, Burlington Telecom is another option. BT is a privately funded City Department. They offer cable TV, telephone service, and high-speed Internet access.
   Details on Burlington Telecom's services

6. If you are considering dial-up Internet access, several options are available in most areas.  In addition to the Sovernet, Green Mountain Access, and Verizon options listed above, lists and ratings are provided by Get ISP Info and ISP Compared.  A Wikipedia article, Dial-up access, may also be helpful. 

Consumer Reports has published additional guidance on choosing an Internet service provider (February 2007, also available online). 

Last modified August 09 2007 03:38 PM

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