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Upper Valley Internet Service Providers

To access the Internet from locations outside of the Dartmouth campus, you will need to contact a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) to investigate what kind of connection service they offer in your area and which will work best for you.

Note: Check the agreements carefully. Some of the ISPs listed below charge a fixed fee for a certain number of connect hours, with an additional charge for extra hours. Check the web pages of these ISPs to see if the high-speed service is available in your particular area.

Types of Internet Connections

Some basic types of Internet connections include:

  • DSL: A digital subscriber line (DSL) provides digital data transmission over the wires of a local telephone network. DSL can be used at the same time and on the same telephone line with regular telephone service. Typically, upload speed is lower than download speed. A DSL filter will be required on each phone line.
  • Cable modem: a type of modem that provides data communication on a cable television (CATV) infrastructure. Cable modems are primarily used to deliver broadband Internet access in the form of cable Internet, taking advantage of the high bandwidth of a cable television network.
  • Dial-up Internet via a phone line: a form of Internet access via telephone lines. The user's computer uses a modem connected to a telephone line to dial into an ISP to establish a modem-to-modem link, which is then used to connect to the Internet.
  • Wireless Internet access: wireless communications transfers data without the use of wires. Internet providers deploy wireless access points for end users to connect to via a wireless Ethernet card installed in their computers.
  • Cellular modems: wireless modems which connect to the Internet over the cellular network. A wireless cellular card is installed into a computer and uses the cellular network to connect to the Internet. Services are provided by the same carriers which provide cell phone access.
  • Satellite service: links your computer to the Internet via small satellite dishes. A modem is used to attach the user's computer to the satellite dish which links to the Internet through he use of uplink and downlink connections from central satellite dishes.

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List of Local Internet Service Providers

The following descriptions contain information directly from the Internet Service Provider. You should contact the ISP(s) that serves your area for additional information about the types of service they provide, price and support capabilities.

Computing Services makes no recommendations about the reliability, ease of use, or customer/technical support abilities of any of these companies. Nor can we provide support for installation, configuration or troubleshooting of connection problems to any of these services.

Listed below are some companies we know members of the Dartmouth community have used at one point:

AT&T Wireless
Telephone Number: (888)333-6651
Web URL: http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and many others

ComCast
Telephone Number: (800)266-2278
Web URL: http://www.comcast.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and many others

Earthlink
Telephone Number: (800) 327-8454
Web URL: http://www.earthlink.net/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and many others

Fairpoint
Telephone Number: (866) 984-2001
Web URL: http://www.fairpoint.com/residential/internet/highspeedinternet/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802 and many others

Finowen
Telephone Number: (603) 676-8669
Web URL: http://www.finowen.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802

HughesNet (part of Direct TV)
Telephone Number: (800) 428-9570
Web URL: http://go.gethughesnet.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802 and many others

In-Depth
Telephone Number: (800) 356-9566
E-mail Address: Use the QuickMessage option at http://www.macdialup.net/Support/SupportJs.html
Web URL: http://www.macdialup.net/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and many others

MV Communications
Telephone Number: (800) 682-6387
E-mail Address: mv-admin@mv.mv.com
Web URL: http://www.mv.com/
Area Codes Served: 603 and many areas in Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts

NetZero
Telephone Number: (888) 349-0029
Web URL: http://www.netzero.net/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802 and many others

SoVerNet, Inc. (a.k.a. ValleyNet, Inc.)
Telephone Number: (877) 877-2120
E-mail Address: sales@sover.net
Web URL: http://www.sover.net/
Area Codes Served: All 603 and 802 exchanges; some exchanges in New York and Massachusetts

TDS Telecom
Telephone Number: (866) 571-6662
E-mail Address: cservice@tds.net
Web URL: http://www.tdstelecom.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and others

Verizon
Telephone Number: (800) 256-4646
Web URL: http://www22.verizon.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and many others

VTel Internet
Telephone Number: (802) 885-9002 or (888) 242-7584
E-mail Address: info@vermontel.net
Web URL: http://www.vermontel.net/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802, and some in New York

WaveComm
Telephone Number: 603-298-9000
Web URL: http://www.wavecomm.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802

WildBlue (part of Dish Network)
Telephone Number: (866) 974-7174
Web URL: http://www.wildblue.com/
Area Codes Served: 603, 802 and many others

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Last Updated: 8/6/13