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Has anyone used ITV3? Reviews,thoughts on service and packages? I really only wanted it for the internet since I am thinking of ditching everything and going to Roku

Mar 17, 2012 - 08:28 pm
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hasn't made it to my area yet, but i can't wait.. friend of mine has it and loves it.

Mar 17, 2012 - 09:03 pm
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Thanks, tape. I saw on a search that you were looking into them. I did see several trucks lately in the East Peoria area working with cables. Can I ask what is the lowest Mbps you would go?

Mar 17, 2012 - 09:28 pm
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you can't really go wrong with fiber optic, you're not sharing bandwidth with your neighbors like you are with DSL or cable, so i'd probably start with their lowest package. you can always upgrade later.

Mar 18, 2012 - 04:59 am
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Thanks!

Mar 18, 2012 - 08:07 pm
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Any broadband internet service will support Roku. I'd just get the cheapest thing available in your area...cable, dsl, fiber, whatever. If you're looking into Netflix, I'd say NO. Pay for Amazon Prime instead.

Mar 18, 2012 - 09:30 pm
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I get the Netflix DVD and I do have Amazon Prime. I also want the faster Internet for other reasons than streaming. And in the past I have had cheap AT&T and it wouldnt stream

Mar 19, 2012 - 07:25 am
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tapeworm writes:
you can't really go wrong with fiber optic, you're not sharing bandwidth with your neighbors like you are with DSL or cable, so i'd probably start with their lowest package. you can always upgrade later.



The misconceptions some people have. Your always sharing your bandwidth your neighbor. Doesn't matter who the ISP is. Doesn't matter if its DSL, cable, or fiber.


Mar 19, 2012 - 08:01 am
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jnutz writes:
The misconceptions some people have. Your always sharing your bandwidth your neighbor. Doesn't matter who the ISP is. Doesn't matter if its DSL, cable, or fiber.


"True Broadband means you get the speed you need every time, all the time. You're not sharing with your neighbors, you're not waiting in some sort of queue. You have dedicated and private access to the Internet with consistent bandwidth and low latency." - itv3


Mar 19, 2012 - 08:15 am
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Any ISP can put whatever they want on their website. Doesnt make it true. I can assure you that you can put as many people on a fiber connection as you want. However the upstream connection to the ISP only has so much. Once the bandwidth is over sold then everyone suffers. Doesn't matter the customer connection type. I work for an ISP so I believe I have a firm understanding of how bandwidth and connections work.

Mar 19, 2012 - 08:21 am
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Hey there, jnutz, my name is Curt Pehrson and I work for iTV-3. I saw your post and figured I would take some time to clarify about our allocation of bandwidth, and how iTV-3's infrastructure represents an improvement over competing ISP's.

First off, I can say with authority that on our fiber optic network, each household's bandwidth availability is not affected by or dependent upon surrounding households' usage. This is a key advantage we have over competing ISP's in the area. No matter how much your neighbor on iTV-3 is downloading or uploading, your own iTV-3 speed will not be affected. We guarantee the speed you sign up for as a minimum, rather than as a best-case scenario as with other ISP's. This is why we say that our bandwidth is not "shared" among households. On competing infrastructures, bandwidth is allocated to groups of homes, and each home in a group competes for its own piece of the pie. As such, on these competing networks, a bandwidth-hungry neighbor may reduce your immediately-available bandwidth.

You are correct in saying that, at our point of presence, all of our customers are routed through a common set of links to the greater Internet. This is true of any ISP, because it is the entire purpose of an ISP -- to connect end users to the Internet. It is also true to say that, were we to over-sell our total available bandwidth, that our users would suffer speed and connectivity issues. This is, however, purely speculative. iTV-3 does in fact purchase plenty of bandwidth, and we are peered on multiple backbones. We do not over-sell our bandwidth, and every single one of our customers is guaranteed the speed that they pay for.

So ultimately, given our redundant peerage and ample wholesale purchasing of bandwidth, tapeworm is correct in saying, as with our marketing materials, that bandwidth is not shared among users on our network. Every iTV-3 Internet customer will get the bandwidth they signed up for, and no less. This is not true of most competing ISP's.

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.


Thanks!
~ Curt

Apr 6, 2012 - 04:47 am
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Thanks Curt. I know they've been installing in Morton and was wondering how long until they get to my street?

I heard they were concentrating on the business areas first and will be doing residential areas later.

Do know the timeframe of when they will doing the residential areas?

Apr 6, 2012 - 08:41 am
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I was told when called that they were working on a 70 mile loop of Internet. I have seen the trucks in East Peoria and Barntonville in the last couple of weeks. I personally am excited and would love to try them out.

Apr 6, 2012 - 09:07 am
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Good morning, joepyeweed and Livinlife24!

It's so good to see some interest and activity on this thread!

First, joepyeweed, for me to better answer your question in regards to service availability in Morton, I would need to know where in Morton you are located. I would advise, however, that you don't post such personally-identifiable details on this forum. I am a residential sales representative and you may contact me directly via e-mail at curt.pehrson@itv-3.com or via phone at 309-340-3115. You may also contact our office via e-mail at info@itv-3.com or via phone at 309-689-0711.

What I can tell you in a more general sense is that while we are working as hard as we can to expand our fiber network, not all homes in Morton will get access to our service at the same time. We have defined a portion of Morton which we will be turning on in the not-too-distant future, and we will be building outward from there throughout the year and in to the next. Morton is our next primary focus as we also continue to build throughout Pekin.

Regardless of where you reside in Morton, I would be happy to take a pre-signup for service if you are interested. Pre-signing up costs nothing up front and is not an obligation. It does, however, allow us to contact you as soon as service is ready at your address.

Livinlife24, I'm glad to hear that you're excited about our service! I am as well. You were informed correctly by the office -- we are indeed currently building a 70-mile ring of fiber around Peoria and Tazewell Counties. This ring will provide both access and redundancy as we later split off from it to provide service in the encompassed communities. I do not have a solid, specific ETA for service availability outside of certain portions of Pekin and Morton, but I will say that we are working as hard and as fast as we can to expand. We know that there is a lot of excitement over our service, and we definitely want your business! Feel free to contact me via the means I specified above.

Again, I am happy to answer any further questions.


~ Curt

Apr 6, 2012 - 09:36 am
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Thanks, Curt. I will send you an email.

Apr 6, 2012 - 09:42 am
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I especially like the "We guarantee the speed you sign up for as a minimum, rather than as a best-case scenario as with other ISP's."

Apr 6, 2012 - 01:18 pm
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