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What, do you think tech stopped getting faster after Gigabit? Copper Twisted Pair (CAT7) can go to 10gbps. Fibre can go much faster than that.

10 Gigabit is way too slow. Terabit is the Ethernet speed we should be at now. Ethernet speeds have been stagnant for way too long now. A single drive can easily oversaturate a gigabit connection. Even Wifi is approaching gigabit speeds.
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What, do you think tech stopped getting faster after Gigabit? Copper Twisted Pair (CAT7) can go to 10gbps. Fibre can go much faster than that.

10 Gigabit is way too slow. Terabit is the Ethernet speed we should be at now. Ethernet speeds have been stagnant for way too long now. A single drive can easily oversaturate a gigabit connection. Even Wifi is approaching gigabit speeds.

WiFi is technically passed Gigabit if you count multi-band AC. You'll never get those speeds in practice however.

Read up on networking tech. It is not anywhere near as stagnant as you think.
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10 Gigabit is way too slow. Terabit is the Ethernet speed we should be at now. Ethernet speeds have been stagnant for way too long now. A single drive can easily oversaturate a gigabit connection. Even Wifi is approaching gigabit speeds.

right, but lack of competition and collusion = milk us for all it's worth.

seems like none of this is really brought into context until people read the highlights of the 1996 telecommunications act.
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10 Gigabit is way too slow. Terabit is the Ethernet speed we should be at now. Ethernet speeds have been stagnant for way too long now. A single drive can easily oversaturate a gigabit connection. Even Wifi is approaching gigabit speeds.

right, but lack of competition and collusion = milk us for all it's worth.

seems like none of this is really brought into context until people read the highlights of the 1996 telecommunications act.

(He means ethernet as in the port on your PC, not internet)
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WiFi is technically passed Gigabit if you count multi-band AC. You'll never get those speeds in practice however.

Read up on networking tech. It is not anywhere near as stagnant as you think.

Then they are milking us for all it's worth. At the end of the day consumers should have had terabit ethernet by now. It's just like internet speeds. We should have had 500+ megabit internet by now.
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Comcast just went up on my bill once again. The modem rental fee increased from $8 to $10 this month, plus additional charges across the bill for an increase of nearly $5. I know I can buy my own modem, but I may not stick with them due to their high prices. I swear to God, they'll find a way to nickel and dime you to death.
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Comcast just went up on my bill once again. The modem rental fee increased from $8 to $10 this month, plus additional charges across the bill for an increase of nearly $5. I know I can buy my own modem, but I may not stick with them due to their high prices. I swear to God, they'll find a way to nickel and dime you to death.

time to call in and request the escalation specialists. They are who I call every time my bill ninja jumps.

Just tell them you want to cancel, they have the power to offer you first time customer pricing.
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He has good reason to complain though... He's on 100mbps, which is ok, but for some reason TWC routes all his traffic through Texas. Despite being like 7-8 hours away from me and both cities being a large backbone, he gets like 110ms to my server. For comparison I get to the west coast with ~70ms. My friends in New York and South Carolina both get in the mid 30s to me. He got his data routed through a VPS and his ping lowered by 30-40ms. tongue.gif

Yep, that's exactly what they do to me too. I had some issue with my speed dropping to like 1-5Mbps every 12 hours and when I did traceroutes they all went through DFW.
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Have you noticed every other comcast speed 25Mbps and above ends in 5? Why would 50 be different?
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The infrastructure needs to change first... and for that, we need COMPETITION. Which sadly, at this day and age, we have NONE here in North Carolina. It's either TWC, or you can go back to the stoneage with 7mbps DSL from CenturyLink.

Very depressing...

This perhaps also that I feel
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