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One of my roommates just moved out of the house, and he just so happened to be the one whose name the house's internet service was in. I just ordered internet this morning in my name, but until then, I'm having to deal with this-

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7509372540

That's using my phone as a hotspot. My house's location has always been a bad spot for cell phone service. I'm used to a cable connection with speeds of 60/5 mbs that regularly actually gave 65/6 mbs.:cry::cry:

Sorry, I just had to vent about my internet woes to someone that just might give a crap. Come on Charter self install kit, get here already.
 

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Honestly it might be quicker to domesticate a few pigeons at that point.

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I'm still on 1000/384 Kbps service from DSL with pretty poor cell coverage too, although it's not in a crowded area. I've got a special place picked out just outside my front door where the metal siding kinda reflects the cell connection out towards one of the nearby towers. The wireless just barely makes it inside the house (and works much better when the door is open). I've also had some occasional luck leaving my phone in my car on the window mount phone holder with the charger plugged in. I see speeds between 500Kbps and 20Mbps.

 

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My father in law lives out in the country, his best option is 512k/64k DSL, and he doesn't typically actually get that. Oh, and his cell service is provided by a cell box running off his internet.

Only one person can use their cell phone at a time, and when they do the internet slows to a crawl. If someone tries to browse the web when someone else is on a call, the person on the phone can actually hear the call quality drop every time a page is loading!
 
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Here is some salt to your wound (my connection):nutkick::


Mobile phone mobile data speed on 4G.


But only 3 years ago before i got fiber internet, i where forced to be on a slow, unstable 5/1 mbits kobber line.
 
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Man that’s worst than my cell service speeds



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Here is some salt to your wound (my connection):nutkick::


Mobile phone mobile data speed on 4G.


But only 3 years ago before i got fiber internet, i where forced to be on a slow, unstable 5/1 mbits kobber line.
GTFO please. Im in the country with the world's best % of coverage and internet penetration rates and Im stuck on a measly 2.5MB/s

Still no fiber projects nearby... sad story. Going to get cable soon, because this DSL is simply not going to be enough anymore between 2 separate VPNs active, plus my regular home usage... #firstworldproblems
 
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GTFO please. Im in the country with the world's best % of coverage and internet penetration rates and Im stuck on a measly 2.5MB/s

Still no fiber projects nearby... sad story. Going to get cable soon, because this DSL is simply not going to be enough anymore between 2 separate VPNs active, plus my regular home usage... #firstworldproblems
Trust me that day you can get fiber, will be like day and night. Going from my kobber line to fiber is a jaw dropping exsperience. Not only fast, but so dam freaking stable to.

But yeah 2,5 mbit line is not what i will call a speed by 2018 standart. That speed is something i had for like 10 years ago.
 
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Some more salt :) home network and cell :toast:
 

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when you get Charters Kit, reach out to them (if you arent already aware) & upgrade to their Free of charge (free meaning no more $$ over the 60/5 package) 100Mb/s-10Mb/s package, which is the new default, in place of the 60/5, atleast it is here in MA.
 

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when you get Charters Kit, reach out to them (if you arent already aware) & upgrade to their Free of charge (free meaning no more $$ over the 60/5 package) 100Mb/s-10Mb/s package, which is the new default, in place of the 60/5, atleast it is here in MA.
Same here in MT as well. They're also going to be offering "gigabit asynch cable" as well too.. it's going to be around 935Mbps down and 35Mbps up. Not sure the price on that yet.

If you are eligible for the upgrade, it won't be until after you're introductory discount expires when you're paying $64.99/mo for the Internet service. At that point you can contact the billing department and have them provision your modem for the 100/10 plan. At least that's how we've been doing it for folks up here. Took me a 9-minute phone call, 20 minutes after that the modem was rebooted and I consistently test at 120/14. Now if I could only get synchronous cable service in this area!! :D
 
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Fiber's coming to my home within a few months. I can't wait.
Until then I'm stuck with this.
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when you get Charters Kit, reach out to them (if you arent already aware) & upgrade to their Free of charge (free meaning no more $$ over the 60/5 package) 100Mb/s-10Mb/s package, which is the new default, in place of the 60/5, atleast it is here in MA.
Same here in MT as well. They're also going to be offering "gigabit asynch cable" as well too.. it's going to be around 935Mbps down and 35Mbps up. Not sure the price on that yet.

If you are eligible for the upgrade, it won't be until after you're introductory discount expires when you're paying $64.99/mo for the Internet service. At that point you can contact the billing department and have them provision your modem for the 100/10 plan. At least that's how we've been doing it for folks up here. Took me a 9-minute phone call, 20 minutes after that the modem was rebooted and I consistently test at 120/14. Now if I could only get synchronous cable service in this area!! :D
Yeah, I'm getting the 100/10 connection. I actually had the chance to get a 400Mb connection for another $25 a month, but considering how happy I was with the 60/5 connection, going from $45 a month to $70 a month didn't seem worth it for the extra speeds. 100/10 should be plenty, especially considering how far in the country I am -


Fiber's coming to my home within a few months. I can't wait.
Until then I'm stuck with this.
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You poor baby

My speeds this morning, the WIFI is blazing compared to yesterday- http://www.speedtest.net/result/7511295894
 
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Yeah, I'm getting the 100/10 connection. I actually had the chance to get a 400Mb connection for another $25 a month, but considering how happy I was with the 60/5 connection, going from $45 a month to $70 a month didn't seem worth it for the extra speeds. 100/10 should be plenty, especially considering how far in the country I am -




You poor baby

My speeds this morning, the WIFI is blazing compared to yesterday- http://www.speedtest.net/result/7511295894
If that’s blazing I wonder what mine is :roll:
 
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If that’s blazing I wonder what mine is :roll:
Honestly? If I got your speeds from my phone as a hot spot here at the house, I wouldn't bother getting cable internet. I barely game anymore, and 75% of my gaming is single player. I have unlimited data on my phone's service plan. And I have Direct TV for TV. I wouldn't be able to justify the cost of getting cable internet if I was able to maintain at least a 5/1 Mbps connection though my phone (fast enough for videos with minimal buffering).
 
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This is 2018. We shouldnt have to deal with these types of issues anymore.
 
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You're not the only one with Internet woes. You would think that because I live in Buenos Aires (just a block and half away from the nation's Supreme Court of Justice) I would have access to a reliable, fast, non-expensive Internet connection.

You would be wrong. I'm paying 950 ARS a month (35 US dollars) for a crappy 6 Mbps down / 350Kbps upload connection, with download speeds falling to 2.1 Mbps most of the time.

And getting rid of the service is a nightmare. They take like two months to acknowledge that you want to stop using their internet service and two more months to actually disconnect it, if you're persistent enough. Otherwise they'll ignore you. And their payments records seem to always fail when you're getting rid of them, since they suddenly tell you that you owe them some money for some service.
 

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This is 2018. We shouldnt have to deal with these types of issues anymore.
At least not in urban areas. On the other hand, this place was very early in fiber adoption in sweden, and that is pretty far from everything...
 

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Honestly? If I got your speeds from my phone as a hot spot here at the house, I wouldn't bother getting cable internet. I barely game anymore, and 75% of my gaming is single player. I have unlimited data on my phone's service plan. And I have Direct TV for TV. I wouldn't be able to justify the cost of getting cable internet if I was able to maintain at least a 5/1 Mbps connection though my phone (fast enough for videos with minimal buffering).
On a good day in the right area I can pull above 50 down on LTE
 
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You poor baby
Note the speeds in my sig and you'll see that I'm not getting anywhere near what I'm supposed to be getting.
While it ain't bad, (81 down) it's a rip-off for what I'm paying for it. (It should be 300 down)

I keep hearing that Fiber delivers full-speed anytime, day or night. That's what I want.
That's what we all should be getting but we never will, because of corporate greed fleecing our pockets.

Corporations run our government and ~they~ say what we'll get and when.
 
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Note the speeds in my sig and you'll see that I'm not getting anywhere near what I'm supposed to be getting.
While it ain't bad, it's a rip-off for what I'm paying for it.

I keep hearing that Fiber delivers full-speed anytime, day or night. That's what I want.
That's what we all should be getting but we never will, because of corporate greed fleecing our pockets.

Corporations run our government and ~they~ say what we'll get and when.
Some locations actually already have fiber

We’re i live some areas have AT&T Fiber @1000MB

My particular neighborhood doesn’t, we’re limited to 200MB
 
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The state of Virginia is pushing for faster connections. (at least in my area) I live in a small town called Stanley.
Six months ago they installed brand new power poles in my town. They are much taller and they have space (double the crossbars) for many more wires on them. About four months ago, Fiber installation teams came through and put Fiber Cable onto the poles. Now we're waiting for a provider to enable it for us.
Up until now, Comcast Cable has had a stranglehold on fast internet speeds here. Yes, we can get DSL, but it's speeds are slow compared to Comcast. For my supposed 300 down (really more like 75-80 down), they hit me for $175.00 per month. That includes one TV with basic cable/local channels only because we need the local forecasts for my wife's commute to work.

Hopefully, Fiber will be all that it's talked up to be and not be insanely expensive to get. I can't wait to tell Comcast where to get off.
 

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The state of Virginia is pushing for faster connections. (at least in my area) I live in a small town called Stanley.
Six months ago they installed brand new power poles in my town. They are much taller and they have space (double the crossbars) for many more wires on them. About four months ago, Fiber installation teams came through and put Fiber Cable onto the poles. Now we're waiting for a provider to enable it for us.
Up until now, Comcast Cable has had a stranglehold on fast internet speeds here. Yes, we can get DSL, but it's speeds are slow compared to Comcast. For my supposed 300 down, they hit me for $175.00 per month. That includes one TV with basic cable/local channels only because we need the local forecasts for my wife's commute to work.

Hopefully, Fiber will be all that it's talked up to be and not be insanely expensive to get. I can't wait to tell Comcast where to get off.
Dang that’s exspensive

I pay $100 total after taxes for 200MB/s Internet with Home security through Comcast and additional $40 for cable on 4 TVs with DVR and movie channels
 
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