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Damn! I was going to complain about 2-5Mbps down and .5Mbps up with a ping that ranges from 20-200ms. Hell, 3MB/s is a huge jump for me...I wonder would it be illegal hopping onto this connections?

You wouldn't happen to be using Centurylink DSL would you? Because those are the exact same speeds I get, and I life in Central FL as well. I do get tons of lag spikes when gaming however during peak hours, and speeds plummet from 7pm to 10pm. I can generally download @ 500 KB/s steady however during good hours, which is around 4-5 megabits, but during the day I'm lucky to get 2.

Btw, I pay $78 a month for my "6 megabits down" connection, which is a load of crap. I call and complain on a weekly basis, and have probably called tech support over 30 times (no exaggeration), and I've only had someone come out ONE time, which actually fixed my speeds, as they were only @ 1.5 megabits max at that point until the lines were dug up and redone down about 2 miles of highway that I live on.

I REALLY miss the 25 megabit cable connection that I had in town, but right now here I'm at (in between 2 big cities), I'm stuck with either Centurylink DSL, or satellite (which is a joke). Comcast can provide TV here, but no internet, which boggles my mind, as they're both cable, but whatever. I've called them numerous times as they send me pamphlets in the mail constantly about their internet deals.

In the end, some of you are VERY lucky to have the internet that you have. It really sucks not being able to game except during certain hours, and not being able to enjoy HD content except during the late hours of the night, and even at that, I can barely stream 720p during peak bandwidth.
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How are they telling us how to live by installing WiFi to use for stuff like cameras and checking water?

The more cameras they have up the more opportunity they have to apply silly bylaws to your every day life.
e.g. "you parked in the wrong spot" or "didn't have a permit for something", these people can be pretty creative at finding things to tell you to or not to do.

Well the only "wrong spots" would be spots that are illegal and therefore you shouldn't be there in the first place. You act like the government is going to start making random, silly laws like 'you can't sit on that bench without a bench pass' all because of having a WiFi connection for more cameras.
 

 

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You wouldn't happen to be using Centurylink DSL would you? Because those are the exact same speeds I get, and I life in Central FL as well. I do get tons of lag spikes when gaming however during peak hours, and speeds plummet from 7pm to 10pm. I can generally download @ 500 KB/s steady however during good hours, which is around 4-5 megabits, but during the day I'm lucky to get 2.
Btw, I pay $78 a month for my "6 megabits down" connection, which is a load of crap. I call and complain on a weekly basis, and have probably called tech support over 30 times (no exaggeration), and I've only had someone come out ONE time, which actually fixed my speeds, as they were only @ 1.5 megabits max at that point until the lines were dug up and redone down about 2 miles of highway that I live on.
I REALLY miss the 25 megabit cable connection that I had in town, but right now here I'm at (in between 2 big cities), I'm stuck with either Centurylink DSL, or satellite (which is a joke). Comcast can provide TV here, but no internet, which boggles my mind, as they're both cable, but whatever. I've called them numerous times as they send me pamphlets in the mail constantly about their internet deals.
In the end, some of you are VERY lucky to have the internet that you have. It really sucks not being able to game except during certain hours, and not being able to enjoy HD content except during the late hours of the night, and even at that, I can barely stream 720p during peak bandwidth.

thinking.gif You have DSL, peak or non-peak hours shouldn't affect your up and down speeds, DSL is a dedicated line that you don't share with anyone else? I mean, at least from my understanding and experience, DSL is usually slower than cable but the benefit is that because you don't share a line with the rest of your neighborhood you're supposed to have a reliable and consistent connection. So far that's the only reason I haven't switched out my DSL for cable yet, I hear cable in my area is virtually worthless during peak hours frown.gif
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This provides 1.5 - 3.1 MB/s which is Mega BYTES, not bits, that would be Mb/s. So no, you cant get 3.1 MB/s speeds for $15 regardless of where you live. smile.gif

You can, actually.wink.gif Not exactly this speed but i should have roughly 15MB/s ( and plus there 80 Channels + HD Channels + WiFi equipment + Set-top-box with HDD for recording ) for about 45$.

That means 45/15=3 and 15/3=5. That should mean that this connection costs 5$ per 1MB thats 8Mb if i am correct.

My connection costs 3$ per 1MB. And i am not even counting qhat else is in the price.

Maybe i totally confused myself and i typed MB instead of Mb or vie versa biggrin.gif If i am not correct, please react, i'd like to correct my mistakes if there are any:o
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Those saying this is slow are incorrect. This is MB/s with a capitol B. Almost all ISPs and Internet benchmarks use Mb/s. Anyone getting even 1.5 MB/s would read as 12 Mb/s or almost 25 Mb/s for 3.1 MB/s. It is the fastest Internet around? No, but it's still plenty fast.
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