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I get ripped off here. I'm considering moving back to KC just for access to Google Fiber. I moved away right before they announced they were going to do it there. mad.gif

I can always transfer, but I'll have to put my house on the market and live with the In-Laws for a month or so to get everything squared away... *shudder*


Level3 Communications -- This is with a crap ton of bandwidth being sucked by the other boxes here. If I shut everything off I can pull 150/50 easy. lol

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I just want something faster than my .8Mbps for 35gbp frown.gif Makes me cry to pay that much for barely better then 56k dial-up.
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I am hoping that these are sarcasm.

Nope. I'm being serious.
    
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17 MegaBits is the average?
Holy cow, how can anybody survive with those speeds? It's like surfing the web on molasses. puke.gif

Not even close..................

For surfing and video watching, 10 megabit is just perfect........ It will load 1080p videos just fine and browse just as fast as another persons 100 megabit. That is, if the internet is only used for one person..........and if you're downloading, then that is a different story.
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Reading everyones speeds makes me want to cry frown.gif I can barely skype with my speeds. Forget about downloading, gaming is barely playable, and youtube/netflix requires me to pause and go find something else to do for a while. Btw, I have no other choice and am stuck paying roughly $60 a month if I want internet at all.
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Midcontinet is HUGE in my area (South Dakota), and rightfully so. They offer good prices and great customer service. If I didn't have unlimited data and 4G speeds with tethering I would have them.
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post #57 of 66
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17 MegaBits is the average?
Holy cow, how can anybody survive with those speeds? It's like surfing the web on molasses. puke.gif

Ever use dial-up? If you haven't, be thankful you never did.

I have 20/5 at my house from Cox. I have no problems with web pages loading, no problems buffering for YouTube 1080 videos. I can have uTorrent down/uploading at max speeds, 2 Wii's streaming Netflix in HD, a laptop streaming YouTube in HD, and myself playing BF3 with zero lag all at the same time. I do have my home network QoS, but Netflix in HD and YouTube in HD are still lag and buffer free.

At my work, the internet speeds are around 200/90. Loading web pages and streaming YouTube in HD and Netflix in HD is no different from my home. Even downloading Android roms from file sharing sites still take the same amount of time at home.
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https://epbfi.com/internet/
That is all.
Edit: Also their "slowest" internet package is 30/30 and all of their internet tiers are symmetrical including their gigabit.

Actually, they no longer offer the 30/30. For the 3 year anniversary a few weeks back they upped everyones speed. It is now 50/50 at the lowest, 100/100, 2nd tier and 250/250 for teir 3. They do still offer the full 1g service as well.

I love my EPB internet. They are absolutely killing Comcast here. The service and CS as well are so far above what Comcast would even consider offering.
EPB will only service its area, as they are the local power board. However, since their infrestructure is so much above the averrage, they are helping many other companies in the areas that outline on how to install the same type of fiber network. How awesome is that?

I don't think you would see many other companies, especially Crackcast do the same.

All said, I don't know of anywhere in the US you can get faster than 50m up and down for better than $57.99/mo with no taxes....

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.. Their 50MB package costs $105. Try again.

Uhhh, no it doesn't. I have that service, it is $57.99/mo, with out any taxes.
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LOL SuddenLink is on the list. They're a major ISP in my area. You're better off sending 3.5" floppies via carrier pigeon than getting Internet service from them.

I usually get the around the advertised 15Mbps up, 1.5Mbps down. only pulled 12-1 right now cause the wife is watching Netflix.

They used to be terrible, very terrible. I had a long and drawn out battle with them a couple years back. Never had a problem since.

It's more about terrible customer service, I do think their link quality has improved over the past few years. They had a mass exodus because gamers got them since they were the cheap ISP and you couldn't go more than 2 - 3 games of CoD in a row without getting dropped (the term for this in my town is "you got SuddenLinked"). I had a friend who used SuddenLink and his Internet went out, he called up customer service and they told him they'd get a line tech out within 3 - 6 weeks to take a look.

At work we have a fiber line from SuddenLink and we do lots of web hosting. One day minutes before our VP and a couple sales guys began an important web demo and sales pitch, our connection was disconnected and they had to just talk without any kind of demonstration of the software we host. We called SuddenLink and they claimed to not know anything about it. We looked out the office window and sure enough there was a SuddenLink truck and a couple workers with a big spool of fiber there. They just cut our line to do some maintenance and didn't bother informing us first!

The crazy thing is the potential clients who didn't get a demo still signed up!

Our other ISP is CenturyLink (used to be Embarq). They're expensive at $67/month for 10 megabit but we never have issues with them. We always get the advertised 10 Mb speed and we only have maybe one outage a year, and it's usually some regional thing so they never have to send a tech out to our house to fix things. Customer service has always been extremely polite and helpful the handful of times I've called them. They never treated me like a complete idiot.

As usual, YMMV. I'm sure in other regions they're flipped.
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