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Suckas need Verizon FIOS where you live. Verizon itself is a terrible company, but for $75 a month I have no data cap, 50/25 connection that is actually faster, around 60/35. Compared to some of the more awesome connections out there in the world, for even less, it's still slow, but I am happy with it.

You had better bet your ass you are happy with it!
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I buy all my games on disc if at all possible. Installing from a disc is WAY faster than my internet and I don't have to worry about hitting a monthly cap after DL'ing a couple games. I already pay $60/month for this
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Is that suppose to be impressive? I have it as well. You added nothing to the thread accept for an attempted e-peen status. Any hoo. Digital sales must be doing extremely well and clearly beating retail for them to do this.


What's up with such the low upload speeds?

If I can download something at 100, I should be able to up it in something a litter faster than 5, dear god...
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I know what you mean. Charter has always had a horrible upload speed. They don't even have upstream channel bonding yet. Downstream they have it though. They are going to increase the upload soon to... wait for it... 7mb. Yes you read that right. A 2mb increase. I don't know what these cat's are thinking. But, they are the only choice in our area for really high speeds. But, their upload completely sucks. And so does the price. $102.99.
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What's up with such the low upload speeds?

If I can download something at 100, I should be able to up it in something a litter faster than 5, dear god...
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I know what you mean. Charter has always had a horrible upload speed. They don't even have upstream channel bonding yet. Downstream they have it though. They are going to increase the upload soon to... wait for it... 7mb. Yes you read that right. A 2mb increase. I don't know what these cat's are thinking. But, they are the only choice in our area for really high speeds. But, their upload completely sucks. And so does the price. $102.99.

Wow, that's crappy.

You're right, Charter in Michigan has slooow upload speeds as well. And I don't think 100mb/s down is offered here, just 30.
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No thanks, I prefer my physical copies of games which I can install and use as I please without having to ask permission from a 3rd party program to use them. I can install games off discs a lot quicker than I can download them, also I like the ability to feel like I actually own the game with a physical object with a key I can use.
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No thanks, I prefer my physical copies of games which I can install and use as I please without having to ask permission from a 3rd party program to use them. I can install games off discs a lot quicker than I can download them, also I like the ability to feel like I actually own the game with a physical object with a key I can use.

I understand, but...

It seems like most new games require some online distribution center to be tied to it, whether it be a disc or digital copy. This, of course, means you own nothing more than a disc (unless they've begun calling that their property, too), a case, and (if you're lucky these days), a manual.
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I know what you mean. Charter has always had a horrible upload speed. They don't even have upstream channel bonding yet. Downstream they have it though. They are going to increase the upload soon to... wait for it... 7mb. Yes you read that right. A 2mb increase. I don't know what these cat's are thinking. But, they are the only choice in our area for really high speeds. But, their upload completely sucks. And so does the price. $102.99.

I would take 5mb up any day of the week. You know, until I want more.
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I understand, but...

It seems like most new games require some online distribution center to be tied to it, whether it be a disc or digital copy. This, of course, means you own nothing more than a disc (unless they've begun calling that their property, too), a case, and (if you're lucky these days), a manual.

Exactly why I don't spend anymore than $10 on any game that requires any type of 3rd party program (steam, origin, uplay, what have you) as I don't like investing ins something that can easily be taken away. This is anothe reason I buy very few games and support CDProjekt as they give you everything as it makes you feel as if you own the game. Hell they gave out free digital copies of The Witcher 2 for those that had a physical copy from gog.com
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Awwww 8mbit. You'd be lucky to get that in most parts of Australia.

I have relatives whose ADSL connection has been replaced with an "NBN" Fixed Wireless connection (LTE in other words) that can barely hold a stable connection for anything but basic web browsing, even just playing games online with people on that connection means they'll spend more time reconnecting than playing.
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Copper needs to freakin' die already.

This. It requires much more maintenance and is slower than Fibre Optic. Even going from straight copper to FTTN (100m or so of copper, 4KM of fibre in my case) meant 800KB/s max became 2.4MB/s max in the same house with the same PC, same modem, same router, etc from that.
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Suckas need Verizon FIOS where you live. Verizon itself is a terrible company, but for $75 a month I have no data cap, 50/25 connection that is actually faster, around 60/35. Compared to some of the more awesome connections out there in the world, for even less, it's still slow, but I am happy with it.

If it wasn't for a certain group of people, I'd probably be cruising along with 100Mbit/s FTTP (ie. Australian FIOS) with 1Gbit/s by 2015.

This crap is why I really want to move overseas. rolleyes.gif

As for 60/32 being slow, try my connection: It's 20/1 typically, but utter crap right now. Typical speeds has nothing to do with reliability and anything that's all Fibre is going to be far better than anything that includes copper. (For reference, I have 100m or so of 6 year old copper. That's how bad the copper network has gotten in Australia)

Once you've uploaded videos and photos on 1Mbit/s, you know how slow ADSL actually is.
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