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10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Expert Reviews
Ratings 9.25 8.60 8.58 8.38 8.20 7.88 7.63 7.58 7.38 7.20
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7.5
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8.75
7.5
8.85
8.65
8.65
7.5
8.65
8.65
8.65
6.25
8.65
8.65
8.65
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8.65
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6.25
8.75
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8.85
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7.35
8.75
7.35
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Cable or Fiber $29.99 $29.99 $19.95 $35.99 $29.95 $19.99 $49.99 Varies $19.95 $29.95
DSL     $14.95       $24.99 $14.95   $14.95
Dail-Up     $22.95       $14.99     $9.95
Service Area
Customer Base (Mil.) 17 9.7 17.8 3.9 3.3 5.5 4.3 6.4 1.37 1.6
Coverage Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map Map
West
Southwest
  TX
Midwest
 
Northeast
Southeast
 
 
Outside of Continental U.S.
       
 
Connection Speed
Cable/Fiber (~<105 Mbps)*
DSL (~<768 kbps)    
     
 
Dial-Up w/ Accelerator (~<300 kbps)    
     
   
Dial-Up (~<56 kbps)    
     
   
Additional Features
# Email Accounts 7 5 10 10 5 10 9 11 10 8
Email Storage (MB/ea) 10 100 Unlimited 2048 2048 1024 250 10 2048 100
Internet Security
$
Parental Controls
$
Help & Support
Telephone
Email
Chat
Online Documentation
Online Bill Pay
3rd Party
Local Repair Services
3rd Party