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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2005, 11:07:26 AM »

Adelphia 16/2 for $59.95

Verizon Fios packages $39.95-$199.95

Deploying the technology that gives residents these kinds of speeds is very expensive. Cable companies haven't really needed to because there hasn't been much competition from DSL until recently. Deploying fiber costs billions and will take over a decade to roll out. As fiber penetrates the market we'll see cable react with upgrades of their own. DOCSIS 3.0 looks to be the future for cable and their answer to fiber.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2005, 06:19:04 PM »

Today I'm getting 2400 down, 560 up.   I believe the numbers because they are changing less than a couple of percent no matter which test server I use at broadbandreports.

Broadband over Power Lines is rolling out in Cincinnati (not in our neighborhood yet), but they don't even quote upload speeds for any of their tiers!

My telco is rolling out adsl2+ with downloads bumped up to 6mbit, but no word on upload yet.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2005, 07:45:17 PM »

Well now that Charter finally got their heads out of their asses and fixed my crappy download speeds, I'm finally getting what's sdvertised:

2.816 Mbits down
241 kbits up

Advertised is:

3 Mbits down
256 kbits up

For about three months my download was usually about the same as the upload, if not worse.  Pissed me off that it took them so long to fix it.  My wife actually called the city to complain about the service and the next day we got a call from Charter (from someone that could actually do something) asking about our problems.  It took less than a week to fix from that point.  They did at least credit us about $120 for the shitty service, but it's hard to pay your bill each month for something you're not even receiving.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2005, 07:55:16 PM »

Jeremy,

Why did you downgrade?   Just experimenting with the lower tier?
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2005, 08:04:34 PM »

Jeremy,

Why did you downgrade? Just experimenting with the lower tier?

Not at all.  I'm moving out (finally!) in a week and my parents don't want to pay the $40/mth. for the regular service.  Cable Lite is $25 - they're fine with that.  I'll have the better service again as of July 4.

It's horrible right now.  I'm going to jump on Live tonight and I will play a game with someone.

I hope.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2005, 11:10:24 PM »

Well, a successful test.  Chat worked great (with five in the room) then I moved over to Black Arrow with Dave hosting.  The two of us did a couple quick terrorist hunts.  No problems of any kind (even had a three star rating!).
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2005, 01:58:33 PM »

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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2005, 02:08:15 PM »

With that sort of speed, does the issue not become how fast others can send you data?  I would think many downloads wouldn't have the ability of reaching anywhere near that speed.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2005, 02:13:12 PM »

It's more marketing at this point. Initial deployments will be 50Mbps and I saw no mention of upload. No way that's symmetrical.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2005, 01:50:51 PM »

Well, I'm just in the process of moving into a new place.  Just got my cable hookup (including Internet) about 5 minutes ago.  It's the same service as before, but the connection is stronger here!  I'm getting 2300 down / 250 up as opposed to 1800 down / 150 up. 

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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2005, 09:01:07 AM »

Comcast is bumping up D/L speeds by 2Mbps for each tier

There is going to be a third tier rolled out at some point but nobody knows yet if it's going to be faster then the 8Mbps or a slower budget priced option. Upload remains unchanged for now.

Silver: 6Mbps/384Kbps
Gold: 8Mbps/768Kbps
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2005, 02:12:57 PM »

I finally ran the bbr.com speed test at home.  4282k down, 336k up on RoadRunner, running through an Airport Base Station.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2005, 07:30:04 PM »

Comcast upgraded my area today so I'm now at 8800/768. If only Bellsouth had their shit together we could have a more competitive market.


Competition is great

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So what are the offers? Comcastís high-speed Internet service maxes out at 4 Mbps download and 384 Kbps upload and is shared with other users over a cable network. The standard price in Utah for Comcastís internet service is $45.95 a month. Remarkably, the price for this same service in Midvale and Murray has been dropped to $29.95 with a one-year contract, saving Comcast customers who choose to re-up $16 a month, or nearly $200 a year. Meanwhile, their friends in non-UTOPIA cities donít have that choice. That is the power of competition, directly attributable to the advent of UTOPIA.

A similar offer for cable TV is also being introduced to residents in Midvale and Murray. Comcast has dropped the price of its basic digital package from $48.55 to $34.95 a month on a one-year contract, a difference of over $13 per month or about $160 a year. As a direct result of the competition provided by the UTOPIA Community Metronet, Comcast customers in Midvale and Murray can cut their annual cable and Internet bills some $350 below their neighbors in Sandy, Draper, or Salt Lake City.
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2005, 08:00:59 PM »

My previous internet provider quadrupled their speeds when Verizon rolled out FIOS.  How nice of them...
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Re: How is your high speed Internet?
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2005, 08:47:49 AM »

I am currently in the process of getting SBC DSL "ramped-up" at my place.  Advertised speeds are 3008 kbps down and 512 kbps up.  Right now I am capped at 1984 kbps down while they test my line over the next week or so, then I bump to the full download.  And, since I am only about 5500 ft from the CO, I should be about dead on.

I actually just switched from Earthlink over Time Warner.  My download hovered around 4400 kbps most days, but my upload never really went above 275 kbps.  Plus, my ping times and packet loss during peek hours were horrible.  Some days it would take me 2 or 3 minutes just to log into Live when Halo 2 first boots.  Now, with the DSL, it is almost instantaneous.  Plus, the number of quality servers I can find on games like Mechassault 2 and Star Wars Battlefront has gone up considerably.

Once I am fully done with my ramp-up on the line, I'll let you know my final thoughts on the switch to DSL form cable, but so far I am giving it a thumbs up.
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