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Poll Results: Are you satisfied with Cable/DSL?

Poll expired: Mar 31, 2013  
  • 42% (21)
    Yes
  • 58% (29)
    No
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post #11 of 45
Yes for downstream, no for upstream (Cable)
    
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post #12 of 45
I would certainly love better options. However where I live...it's pretty much a rural area, practically out in the sticks. Our only options for internet here are AT&T for DSL (and they suck tremendously) or Comcast's Xfinity cable internet (much less suckage)

I recently made the jump from AT&T to Comcast. For $12 more per month I quadrupled my speed over my AT&T package. Going from 600kb/s downloads to 2mb/s felt amazing. Also Comcast seems to throttle me a lot less.

However if, say, Verizon FIOS ever got over here and offered a faster package for a similar price, I'd definitely jump ship again.
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post #13 of 45
Rankings aside and all that. ...

Let's put it this way. My ping times are usually close to 20ms, and it only takes about an hour to download a movie or a game. Sure, I could get much faster, but I'm satisfied with what I am getting and what I am paying.
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post #14 of 45
Honestly yes, Comcast is pretty good where I live. With 50/20 mbps speeds, it's fast enough for HD video and 1 hour big game downloads. Would I be happier with more? Hell yeah! But, what I have is enough... And I'm thankful I don't have to worry about data caps, which are the devil and will bring ruin to the Internet of the future unless stopped!
Edited by MegaSmiley - 3/18/13 at 7:21pm
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post #15 of 45
It's a little worrisome that so many of you are satisfied.
Quote:
Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, Time Warner Cable's Chief Financial Officer Irene Esteves seemed dismissive of the impact Google Fiber is having on consumers. "We're in the business of delivering what consumers want, and to stay a little ahead of what we think they will want," she said when asked about the breakneck internet speeds delivered by Google's young Kansas City network. "We just don't see the need of delivering that to consumers."

So I guess they were right.

What a shame.
 
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post #16 of 45
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

It's a little worrisome that so many of you are satisfied.
So I guess they were right.

What a shame.

They are right, and it's not a shame. If you can get cable, you can probably get 20mbps, which is plenty fast enough for streaming HD or downloading a game... and plenty to play a game online at the same time someone else is watching youtube. That's all most people ever do with their internet.

It would be "nice" to have downloads go even faster, but we don't really "need" it. It's not surprising at all people are satisfied with their current internet. Now if this was about how much you were PAYING for that internet... that's a different story tongue.gif. I have to pay ~$70/month for my 20mbps connection.

[edit] that price is internet only, no other services bundled.
Edited by Crazy9000 - 3/18/13 at 6:28pm
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post #17 of 45
I'm happy with the speeds. 75mbit is no slouch but not happy about the restrictions, bandwidth shaping, and pricing.
post #18 of 45
I like my speeds (35/15, paying for 20/5) but the pings are pretty bad, which makes online gaming.. not the best. Usually 75ms is the lowest ping on any server, which, considering I play old games with bad netcode, is barely optimal.
post #19 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

They are right, and it's not a shame. If you can get cable, you can probably get 20mbps, which is plenty fast enough for streaming HD or downloading a game... and plenty to play a game online at the same time someone else is watching youtube. That's all most people ever do with their internet.

It would be "nice" to have downloads go even faster, but we don't really "need" it. It's not surprising at all people are satisfied with their current internet. Now if this was about how much you were PAYING for that internet... that's a different story tongue.gif. I have to pay ~$70/month for my 20mbps connection.

I certainly consider price to part of the equation and honestly, the speeds being enough is certainly debatable. Especially with 4k and beyond in the not too distant future and streaming games from.

I honestly think the people that are satisfied are those that haven't experienced the much higher end speeds and it's benefits.
 
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post #20 of 45
I would say I am plenty happy with my Comcast speeds. It's the pricing that get's jacked up $3-5 every month for no apparent reason I am unhappy about.

If I never saw another speed bump again, I'd probably be perfectly fine with it for a while.

I'm getting 2MB down and about 250 kb/s up. I guess I wish the upstream was a bit more but it will suffice for my needs atm.
 
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