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What Internet connection to choose?

Hi,
I will be moving to Lake Zuerich next month and I was wondering what Internet connection to get.
Right now I get it from my Cable Comcast here in Sacramento and I am very happy with it. I never had dial-up. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

get the Internet that gives you the price/performance you desire.

Right now in Zurich City that would likely be ............. FibrePower Internet xx
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

You'd have to check if your Lake Zurich apartment has sockets for either telephony ( analog ) or Cable ( 2 or 3 hole socket ).

Cable connection - Cablecom
Analogue - Swisscom aka Bluewin

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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Welcome to the EF. I come from San Francisco, and was a fellow Comcast victim!

You will get quite a variety of responses to your question, and there are several threads discussing it here on EF if you search on DSL or Cablecom or satellite TV or internet providers.

But to give you MY opinion, I am a happy Cablecom user (www.cablecom.ch). Cablecom is the Swiss equivalent to Comcast. You can get bundled services (TV/internet/phone) like Comcast and for everything the price is between US100-150/month, depending on packages/speed/special offers. My service has been good and no problems for me with customer service (many others complain about this). My German is not good, and I have always gotten good help from someone in English.

There are also satellite offerings, but I can't really recommend or comment.

Good luck with the move!

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PS - Just noticed you are native Swiss. You should have no problem getting set up here. As Boxman says, just choose according to your speed req's and what your apartment/house is wired for.

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Hi,
I will be moving to Lake Zuerich next month and I was wondering what Internet connection to get.
Right now I get it from my Cable Comcast here in Sacramento and I am very happy with it. I never had dial-up. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Thanks everyone for your respond.
I will bring my Laptop with me and am not sure if it will work in Switzerland. Is there a Computerstore that could help me with that?
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I will bring my Laptop with me and am not sure if it will work in Switzerland. Is there a Computerstore that could help me with that?
it'll work. Why would it not?
don't waste money.

The only thing you'll find is the plug or cord needs replacing; the brick will work from 100-240v.
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Right the cord will not work. So you can buy them seperate?
That would be great if thats the only thing to get.
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

you can also get an international adaptor which saves replacing the cable. Depends if the cord is a two- or three-way and whether it's standard.

Stop worrying about your move, it'll be easy.
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Thanks, I can't help worring about things. I haven't lived there for over 20 years and it has changed alot. Also my german is really bad now. It will take some time to get used to the swiss way, especially the people.
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Old 03.05.2010, 17:37
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Personally, as a cable user, I would strongly recommend ADSL over cable:

Cablecom, the cable supplier, are well known for "when it's working, you're fine; when you have problems, you have big problems"

They currently seem to be installing fiber and changing infrastructure. They're now offering 20Mbps fibre connections. But wait a minute, I already have a 20Mbps non-fibre connection!!!! And it's up and down like a wh@re's drawers. Half a day unexplained outage here. Speed down to 5Kbps (5Kbps!!!) download, but with upload still running at 2Mbps.
Back to "normal" overnight. Gone again by the evening.

And since the phone line is VOIP, is also gets trashed during these times, so you end up needing to call from a mobile, the office or understanding friend to sit in a call queue for hours. To then be told that there are no problems.
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Old 03.05.2010, 17:46
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You'd have to check if your Lake Zurich apartment has sockets for either telephony ( analog ) or Cable ( 2 or 3 hole socket ).

Cable connection - Cablecom
Analogue - Swisscom aka Bluewin

This thread has more information.
It's unlikely to be Analogue, since the advent of digital exchanges. And the "D" in ADSL stands for "Digital". ADSL is available via a number of providers via your telephone connection - not just Swisscom.

With Cable you have contention with other subscribers. Not (such) an issue with ADSL.
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Old 03.05.2010, 17:51
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

Swisscom offer 20Mbit ADSL, free nationwide landline calls and Swisscom TV for 111.- per month. Package is called Trilogy (I think).
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It's unlikely to be Analogue, since the advent of digital exchanges. And the "D" in ADSL stands for "Digital". ADSL is available via a number of providers via your telephone connection - not just Swisscom.

With Cable you have contention with other subscribers. Not (such) an issue with ADSL.
My understanding is that the line itself will be part of the Swisscom network,
and the "providers" (including Bluewin, Swisscom's own ISP) piggyback on that.

I think there can still be contention games with ADSL, and/or distance to exchange,
but probably nowhere near the Cablecom proportions
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It's unlikely to be Analogue, since the advent of digital exchanges. And the "D" in ADSL stands for "Digital"...
Apparently, this is faulty reasoning.
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PCablecom, the cable supplier, are well known for "when it's working, you're fine; when you have problems, you have big problems"
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Re: What Internet connection to choose?

I've been very happy with cablecom (Basel). We had a minor problem which was sorted within a hour of making a phone call (In English too.. I was moved between 3 operators before one got the pluck up to try their English)

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I'll bear that in mind when it next goes pearshaped.

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