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View Poll Results: How do you connect?
Cable 115 63.54%
DSL 32 17.68%
Dedicated connection, hi (T1, WAN, etc.) 4 2.21%
Dedicated connection, lo (sw56, termserver, etc) 1 0.55%
Wireless, mobile 5 2.76%
Wireless, fixed (antenna on your roof, not WiFi) 1 0.55%
Fiber to home 18 9.94%
DirecPC or other satellite 4 2.21%
Dialup 0 0%
Other (specify) 1 0.55%
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #81
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Eat a dick; It doesn't count if it's a promo!
It is a promo, but for a whole year and after that it only goes up to 25/month.

I am truly amazed at how stupid I was paying 60/month for the absolutely WORST customer service company I have ever encountered in my entire life (COMCAST) when I could have been with ATNT all this time. Oh well, better late than never.
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Goddamn, how do you manage a .2 upload with a 40 download. I thought mine was bad.
No idea lol, but it sure beats the hell out of what I got for 60/month with comcast.


I would much rather gnaw off my own ***** and choke on them and die before I'll go back to comcast.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #82
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The accuracy of this test is laughable.

Seeing as I just finished downloading a file at 3.8MB/s which should put me at around 38Mb/s on this test...

Oh and my upload is usually around 1MB/s.



Well using Dallas is a little bit better...



The test doesn't go long enough... my **** is usually still climbing when it ends.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:21 PM   #83
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$30 a month. (This is going from Oahu to Cali BTW)
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #84
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interesting to note that alot of people still aren't aware that telephone compaines are now offering dsl without phone service

Have bellsouth DSL here and I love it, no issues with going up or down, pretty rock solid compared to the local cable co and its offerings.

Plus the DSL is a static ip for no charge, while cable will not offer a static ip to resdential at all.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #85
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interesting to note that alot of people still aren't aware that telephone compaines are now offering dsl without phone service

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Plus the DSL is a static ip for no charge, while cable will not offer a static ip to resdential at all.
I'd wager most folks that are using cable as their ISP are taking advantage of bundled savings. (ie: TV/Phone/'Net)

A static IP won't matter to most home users.

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Used to have *** cable - will never go back.

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #87
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AT&T (was originally Bellsouth pre merger) DSL was unreliable at my house with frequent outages, a few of them being long term--as in a week or more, with one lasting nearly a month. When I originally signed up, dry DSL was not available. Post merger, dry DSL was technically available, but AT&T made it difficult to set up. When I finally got them to agree to the service as ordered by law, the price they offered me was the same as what I was already paying for the combined service with phone, so there was no advantage for me.

My AT&T bill was $58/mo for DSL and phone. The voice line was never used.

My Comcast bill is $28/mo including the $5 modem rental fee. My internet service is 15x faster down and 13x faster up than it was with AT&T.

I did not have static IP with AT&T--it was no charge on the higher speed package that was not available in my neighborhood. I do not have static IP with Comcast. Zero sum and it makes no difference to me.
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Guess its different depending on where you live. In my area Comcast will have outages EVERY SINGLE EVENING most times for more than 2-3 hours. I called them numerous times, and the response was always the same: we are working on it, nothing we can do to help you. Got tired of that after 3 months of "we're working on it". ATNT is excellent and only went down once on me so far, and only for 10 minutes.


My bro has comcast in a completely different part of town and never has problems so yeah.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #89
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Taken this evening, from a ship at sea roughly 100 miles from land:



Horrible ping times, but the throughput isn't too bad, actually.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #90
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Wow, who knew that hills of TN internet was about 3 times as fast as the San Antonio Interwebz
Ok maybe not 3 but in the interest of proving that San Antonio screws up all the time see the difference between Piney Flats TN and San Antonio TX.



San Antonio Speed Above.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:31 AM   #91
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Primus Canada DSL



Part of a 5mb unlimited download (90% have a download cap in Canada) and unlimited North America phone use for $75/mo.
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Got a new toy, no more censored internet!

EDIT - Here's the result. Take with a grain of salt, the site insists I'm only ~100 miles from Atlanta...lol.

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I have an 8Mb ADSL connection in Istanbul.

We'll be getting a 32Mb fiberoptic connection any day now. The cable work is done already.

There are talks of bumping the speed up to 100Mb once all the kinks are worked out.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:51 AM   #94
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This is the fastest, and ONLY ISP I get out here. This is it for high speed, other option is dial-up.
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Got a new toy, no more censored internet!

EDIT - Here's the result. Take with a grain of salt, the site insists I'm only ~100 miles from Atlanta...lol.
Thats just because they are running you through a proxy.

Here at the VBC in Baghdad we have to choices. 1) MIT (not the college) that gets you around 100KBps with a 8GB/mo cap for $65. 2) Jackal that has multiple tiers, the highest being 2.5Mbps with around a 12GB/mo cap for $240. I've been using MIT and its good enough to play black ops with a ping of around 170 to servers in Germany and England.



This result is to a local server in Kuwait. Its def inflated. The largest continuous d/l speed I ever get is 100KB.
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Cool. I didn't know you were in Iraq...

This connection is only available to me in the office, unfortunately. Good part is we run our own show out here so there's not a lot of visibility and as long as work is getting done, we do what we want.
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I know what you mean on the visibility part, but I'll leave it at that. Are you out in some FOB with shitty satellite internetz?
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$25 a month cable interwebs. Off wireless router. If I connect into my modem directly I see 18mb/s download. Same 1mb/s upload.


edit: Hawaii has a nice connection actually...
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #99
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Oh snap. Charter has been advertising another "free upgrade for all customers" on their commercials. Seems they were serious. My down speed is usually only about 14-15 (I assume I was supposed to have 15Mb/s service) and now I'm getting 18. Higher than I have ever seen.

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Much better than the last time around...I love my ping!

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