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Fair enough PT. I found it comical, is all.

Their timing was a bit off. biggrin.gif
    
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I would be happy with a 10Mb cable/dsl connection, but no, Im apparently not worthy of 60 year old tech.
    
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I would be happy with a 10Mb cable/dsl connection, but no, Im apparently not worthy of 60 year old tech.

In total I have 120Mbps coming into my home, I could see where 1Gbps would be nice. Mainly from the perspective that a HDD becomes close to obsolete from a gaming perspective.

As it is with my connection, if I am not gong to be playing a game for a bit, I just uninstall it. Then when I want to play I download it, rather quickly, and fire it up. I can typically start a download and go do dishes, laundry, or other basic clean-ups around the house. The download is done by or before the time I am done.

Steam has no problems shoving games to me at ~13MB/s.
    
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In total I have 120Mbps coming into my home, I could see where 1Gbps would be nice. Mainly from the perspective that a HDD becomes close to obsolete from a gaming perspective.

As it is with my connection, if I am not gong to be playing a game for a bit, I just uninstall it. Then when I want to play I download it, rather quickly, and fire it up. I can typically start a download and go do dishes, laundry, or other basic clean-ups around the house. The download is done by or before the time I am done.

Steam has no problems shoving games to me at ~13MB/s.
I start a download and then go to sleep, or do something the rest of the day... I download games by night, bf3 takes 2 nights.
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I can see that being the case, but 4k resolution will probably change this for sure.
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how about we let the consumers decide what speed they want? I hope this part of the market can make a few leaps forward, and bring down the cost of 30mbps at least....
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They're just waiting for when their prices match up with inflation. tiredsmiley.gif
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I'm eagerly waiting for Google Fiber to come to me - not for the $120/mo total package, nor the $70/mo gigabit, but for the "FREE" (+$300 converter box) 5Mb guaranteed for 7 years. I imagine that there are a lot of people that will spring for that deal. I could care less about cable TV - who needs it with the internet?

I know someone in KCK that had workers in his area back in July-August laying the fiber to the homes on his street, but I've yet to find out if he has it. He said he was going for the "free" deal.

I currently have 3Mb from AT&T for $45 (no tax), and I loathe TWC because the first time I had someone swap out my box found out that there was attenuation happening outside my home. I had 5 cable boxes replaced in about as many years before finally going to the slower AT&T DSL. I have been much happier with AT&T with everything except the speed. Once in a while I think I want the higher speeds with TWC, and remember the headache I've had with them, and then sanity returns...
    
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I'm eagerly waiting for Google Fiber to come to me - not for the $120/mo total package, nor the $70/mo gigabit, but for the "FREE" (+$300 converter box) 5Mb guaranteed for 7 years. I imagine that there are a lot of people that will spring for that deal. I could care less about cable TV - who needs it with the internet?

I know someone in KCK that had workers in his area back in July-August laying the fiber to the homes on his street, but I've yet to find out if he has it. He said he was going for the "free" deal.

I currently have 3Mb from AT&T for $45 (no tax), and I loathe TWC because the first time I had someone swap out my box found out that there was attenuation happening outside my home. I had 5 cable boxes replaced in about as many years before finally going to the slower AT&T DSL. I have been much happier with AT&T with everything except the speed. Once in a while I think I want the higher speeds with TWC, and remember the headache I've had with them, and then sanity returns...

TWC about hates me. For some reason unknown to me their modem's keep blowing up. I'm on my 4th on in about a years worth of time. No clue what the problem is either. I have the unit on a battery powered USP, and non of the other electronic's on it have had any problem's so I know it's not power related.

Every time one blow's they ask me to pay for a replacement and I threaten to get service elsewhere. They end up paying for the replacement... Add in the fact that I have to reset the silly thing at least once a day to keep a stable connection and its enough to cause insanity lol.

I will say if I keep to my resetting schedule I often get speed's higher than advertised, not by a whole lot but still higher.. However if I don't reset at least every morning it brings back flash back's of 56k connection speeds..
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640k, and it wasn't really Gates.

Exactly, it wasn't Bill Gates, it was Al Gore and he was talking about 640k of speed after "he invented the internet".

(Kidding. biggrin.gif )
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