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Old 08-16-17, 09:31 PM
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Still cannot believe I get this for $80/month.

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Was at 50 Mbps for the longest time with Cox, went to 100 recently for fun. Even though I download and stream stuff, can't say I really need anything faster.
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Originally Posted by Geminix View Post


Still cannot believe I get this for $80/month.
It really is pretty fantastic, hope it lasts. Seems consistent across the board.

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It really is pretty fantastic, hope it lasts. Seems consistent across the board.

Better make DAMN sure there is no data cap, which I'd bet dollars to donuts there is. There's always a catch. You could blow through a paltry 600 GB monthly data cap in a few HOURS at those speeds.

If there's no download cap or throttling, then even I agree $80 is very reasonable. Fast forward 6 months, and it'll be going up to $199...
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I'm envious of all you people...





I pay $47/mo. for that...
Old 08-17-17, 06:10 PM
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Better make DAMN sure there is no data cap, which I'd bet dollars to donuts there is. There's always a catch. You could blow through a paltry 600 GB monthly data cap in a few HOURS at those speeds.

If there's no download cap or throttling, then even I agree $80 is very reasonable. Fast forward 6 months, and it'll be going up to $199...
Unlimited data is included if you subscribe to both Internet AND U-verse or DirecTV, which I do (I have U-Verse.) Otherwise there's a $30 upcharge for Unlimited Data if you don't receive television service from them (the cap for internet only subscribes w/o unlimited is 1 tb). So it's $80 unlimited internet w/ cable service, $80 internet w/o cable service and a 1 tb cap, or $110 for unlimited internet only @ 1 gbps.

I've had their service for over a year now, prices have actually gone down.
Old 08-18-17, 08:44 AM
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Finally move away from Verizon DSL to Optimum. Waited 2 years for FIOS but it never progress further than step 2.

Old 08-18-17, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Better make DAMN sure there is no data cap, which I'd bet dollars to donuts there is. There's always a catch. You could blow through a paltry 600 GB monthly data cap in a few HOURS at those speeds.

If there's no download cap or throttling, then even I agree $80 is very reasonable. Fast forward 6 months, and it'll be going up to $199...
Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Unlimited data is included if you subscribe to both Internet AND U-verse or DirecTV, which I do (I have U-Verse.) Otherwise there's a $30 upcharge for Unlimited Data if you don't receive television service from them (the cap for internet only subscribes w/o unlimited is 1 tb). So it's $80 unlimited internet w/ cable service, $80 internet w/o cable service and a 1 tb cap, or $110 for unlimited internet only @ 1 gbps.

I've had their service for over a year now, prices have actually gone down.
Yeah, I've had AT&T Gigabit for a few years now and it's been $80 a month since I got it. The first 6 months was $49/month, then up to $80. Been a great service so far.
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Just changed ISPs. This is more than sufficient for my needs.

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FIOS just recently upgraded me to their 100/100 plan for free.

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My cable company offers gigabit service. But it's an extra $40/month and I'd have to upgrade my modem at the local office (which is a pain in the ass).

I'm happy with this. It handles all my needs.

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fuck internet speed EGYPT
Old 12-02-17, 04:56 PM
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I have the uberexpensive Gig service up here on the frontier. It's fast though:



(Yeah, this 10-year-old computer is the bottleneck)
Old 12-03-17, 03:31 PM
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I have the uberexpensive Gig service up here on the frontier. It's fast though:



(Yeah, this 10-year-old computer is the bottleneck)
Wow! Guess that gives me even more reason to move up to Anchorage, or its suburbs. Had no idea you Sourdoughs have Gigabit service up there. That's a great thing to keep in mind. Is your governor still paying people to move up to Alaska??!!
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Yeah, we have lots of the trappings of civilization in Alaska! Anchorage (or as some call it, Los Anchorage) is a bit too much like any other largish city in America for many tastes up here. I prefer it up in Fairbanks. We still have a hospital/airport/cineplex/broadband but not much in the way of crowds or traffic. I do miss Arby's though.

The PFD only amounts to a grand or two each year. I use it to prop up the local economy by making multiple purchases from small businesses with it. People less well off use it to buy heating fuel and such.
Old 12-14-17, 01:15 AM
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Yep, well Fairbanks is probably too cold even for me, a lifelong and long-suffering SoCal person for whom anything above 60 degrees is too warm, above 70 is hot. I guess the yearly -40 degree sojourns of deepest Winter take some getting used to. You Fairbanks people call those days, "dependable cold," I believe. Seriously, I wish beyond all that I could experience a real winter, but I think 0 degrees F would be about my limit. Heating bills must be very high, even for someone like me who prefers interior house temperatures of below 50 degrees in Winter. Could get used to 40 degrees inside and function well, but with -40F outside, that delta of 80 degrees would be mighty expensive to maintain. Guess you folks have very well insulated buildings with R-Values of 50+.

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I now know even in Fairbanks, AK gigabit speed is available.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
My cable company offers gigabit service. But it's an extra $40/month and I'd have to upgrade my modem at the local office (which is a pain in the ass).

I'm happy with this. It handles all my needs.

That is nearly identical to what I get with Xfinity. Oftentimes I will get no better than 25-30 download on a test (but I get enough 130-160 results to know that I can get what I am paying for) but I get a consistent 10-11 upload speed so I am more than happy because any consistent upload speed of 6 or above means I do not have to worry about buffering when streaming 4K content via Netflix. I will run a test at least 3 times in a row to make sure I am getting 8-11 upload without fail (I can care less about download swings that show 25 for one test, and 130 on the next).

My understanding is that you can kiss a pleasant experience streaming 4K goodbye if you cannot regularly obtain an upload result of 6 or better when testing your speed.

ETA: Hmmm...always thought that upload was more important than download when determining if I could stream 4K content via Netflix without buffering but unless I plan to live steam data to the web from my apartment upload in the 10-11 range is still great but not key for streaming. A good thing that 9.9 times out of 10 I do get download results of 25 or better.

I was honestly a bit ill-informed all this time, but it is good to clear up any misconceptions I had about whether or not download or upload are more important when streaming via Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Youtube, or Amazon.

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Re: How fast is your internet speed?

I'm fine with my speeds as well

Old 01-26-18, 05:16 PM
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That is nearly identical to what I get with Xfinity. Oftentimes I will get no better than 25-30 download on a test (but I get enough 130-160 results to know that I can get what I am paying for) but I get a consistent 10-11 upload speed so I am more than happy because any consistent upload speed of 6 or above means I do not have to worry about buffering when streaming 4K content via Netflix. I will run a test at least 3 times in a row to make sure I am getting 8-11 upload without fail (I can care less about download swings that show 25 for one test, and 130 on the next).

My understanding is that you can kiss a pleasant experience streaming 4K goodbye if you cannot regularly obtain an upload result of 6 or better when testing your speed.

ETA: Hmmm...always thought that upload was more important than download when determining if I could stream 4K content via Netflix without buffering but unless I plan to live steam data to the web from my apartment upload in the 10-11 range is still great but not key for streaming. A good thing that 9.9 times out of 10 I do get download results of 25 or better.

I was honestly a bit ill-informed all this time, but it is good to clear up any misconceptions I had about whether or not download or upload are more important when streaming via Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Youtube, or Amazon.
Yeah, you mostly just use your upload to tell Netflix what you want to watch after that downstream is key there. If you're running a Plex server to watch your stuff while you're away from home, then you'll need some upstream bandwidth.

My internet is still fast. No complaints.
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Are you guys testing in IE (which utilizes full flash)? You will see much better results - disregard if you're using a local app. I personally think these tests are entirely accurate.
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I'm envious of all you people...





I pay $47/mo. for that...
Don't worry, I'm in the same boat as you. $47 every month for 6Mbps Verizon DSL. I've never had any problems with it. Streaming works fine and I don't do any online gaming, so it's not like I need a massive amount of data, but my speeds likely will never increase beyond 6 or 7 Mbps (technically DSL could go up to 15Mbps, but that's unlikely). Comcast is the only other alternative in my area for high speed internet and I've been reluctant to switch over, due to the bad reputation they have, but then I think, they can't be THAT bad, can they?
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