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post #191 of 326
wonder why they werent held liable for not really upgrading the infrastructure well i bet we can all guess and thats just the sad state of affairs in the u.s.
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post #192 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

The Government would also need to open up wireless spectrum as well, if that did that properly then people in rural areas would be able to get ultra high speed internet services themselves.

Who is the government supposed to kick off the public airwaves? The spectrum is already full.


post #193 of 326
Gigabit infrastructure is already in place for TWC, how do you think they deliver Gigabit internet speeds to the businesses and universties?


They are simply too greedy to expand their services to the general public at a reasonable price.
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post #194 of 326
I think once we start streaming/downloading 4k movies it will up the demand for faster networks. Those 4k movies can easy get to 100gb. Cable companies gonna have to get rid of those stupid data caps for sure or you can say goodbye to the popular streaming services.
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post #195 of 326
I am a TWC customer and I dont subscribe to the optional tiers because I am getting 40+ at the basic price. No reason to subscribe to a premium if they want to give it away...
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post #196 of 326
Time Warner is terrible. I can get 10-25 down which for me is actually okay, but their prices in comparison are ridiculous. And what's worse is their upload rate, rather I get the 5down or even 25 down it still only comes with barely 1 up, 50 down coming with about 2 up. Anyone that streams HD games knows you want at LEAST about a 5 upload rate, when FIOS and others have 20 up and whatnot. 100/100 is literally 75% faster DL and 99% more upload rate....at a lower price.

I would so happily change to someone like Google if they were in the area...or FIOS who is in the area....BUT Time Warner has a no contest law here which prevents companies like FIOS from being allowed to install service in the district. HORRIBLE!
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post #197 of 326
Just got a quote from Verizon.

For the same price I pay for TWC 30/15, I can get 75/30 w/o a contract.

Time to give my HOA the middle finger and switch to FIOS.

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Edited by Raven.7 - 3/1/13 at 7:56am
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post #198 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

Just got a quote from Verizon.

For the same price I pay for TWC 30/15, I can get 75/30 w/o a contract.

Time to give my HOA the middle finger and switch to FIOS.

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Sounds like competition works.
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post #199 of 326
I used to have verizon fios, 50DL 30UL, when I switched to time warner, its about the same price but complete garbage speeds. like 10DL 0.5 UL. fios upload speed was literally 60 times faster. unfortunately, the cable business is a fascist dictatorship, and there are zoning laws, if you live somewhere with fios my advise is, DONT MOVE!
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Shocked nobody has mentioned that google is extending its Gfiber to every School, Hospital, library and University around its fiber hoods with no monthly bill's or being charged any upkeep for the network. Do you understand what this could do for education?!? Here in KCK we have TON's of Medical Training Facility's, The fact that they will all get fiber optic's wired without costing the school's or University's any money is a feat in itself!

Yes, TWC does also have Gigabit capable "area's" but where I'm at there are NO supported residential Gigabit from them. TWC has their "Buissness" class service but its highest tier's are only available in highly select area's. So if you wanted Gigabit from TWC you would have to get lucky and move in next to a business that already has the fibernetwork in place and pray to 'insert deity here' that they will allow their Buissness Class to extend to your Home, for a wicked high fee and super long term contract.

With the amount of crap we currently do requiering an internet connection it won't be long before "regular" user's are going to want their gigabit too. As noted 4k in 100gb files will be available.
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