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Didn't AT&T and/or Comcast get few millions/billions of dollar from tax payers to spread fiber and end up doing nothing?

Yup http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070810_002683.html
post #112 of 131
I'd run my own fiber line with my bare hands, or bankrupt myself chartering my own communications satellite launch, before I became a Comcast subscriber.
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That's not TWC doing that. If you're paying for 100Mbps, then that's what you'll get. If you want their 200/20 or 300/20, you need a higher end modem that supports more channels.

My modem supports 8x4 channel so it can go up to 343 Mbps down. The thing is, according to TWC my specific modem, the Zoom Model 5341J is only allowed 100 Mbps on TWC network. Why, I have no idea.
post #114 of 131
Why hasn't the FCC stopped them yet? They said they would if they implemented data caps nationwide. Well, they're doing it one city at a time and getting away with it.
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My modem supports 8x4 channel so it can go up to 343 Mbps down. The thing is, according to TWC my specific modem, the Zoom Model 5341J is only allowed 100 Mbps on TWC network. Why, I have no idea.
You need more channels. Most nodes are pretty loaded (particularly NYC), and with limited channels you are going to face congestion on those channels. For example, the modem Optimum gave me is 24/16.

Or something else in your network (switch, router, hub) is 100mb and slowing things down.
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My modem supports 8x4 channel so it can go up to 343 Mbps down. The thing is, according to TWC my specific modem, the Zoom Model 5341J is only allowed 100 Mbps on TWC network. Why, I have no idea.

you can't use the full bandwidth on cable modems, especially on cable networks that also broadcast cable tv, that bandwidth has to fit through the same cable line piping internet into homes

and video data is always the biggest chunk of the maximum bandwidth possible over cable lines

the max speed a cable internet provider, that also provides cable tv, will offer with 8x4 modem will do is roughly 150mbps/25mbps
8x4=150/25
16x4=250-300/25-50
32x8=300-500/25-100

it all really depends on channel bonding, but in general to get over 250mbps you need at least 24 channels
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As much as I hate this and want to say something, I fail to see what good it will do. Complaining about it won't change a thing. Having the US population cancel service until companies come around or starting a nationwide Internet Service Co-op is about it. If that is even allowable by law?
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I hope lil ol Wideopenwest doesn't get any ideas. They just gave us a free speed double (35 to 70 down). I pay $37 a month for it with no data cap....... Corporate greed is right when it comes to Comcast. I am much happier using this tiny regional ISP vs CC because it's more reliable, far cheaper, and customer support actually cares.


BTW, I am a single bachelor and I watch between 30-40 episodes of whatever on Hulu/Netflix a week, plus hours of Youtube. I know for a fact by myself I go miles past 300GB. Our bill was so high because we lived in metro ATL, the first place to get the data cap, and a family of 4 doing the same thing.... Well, you get the idea on how ridiculous it is to say 300GB is enough. Mediacom has imposed caps too, but their minimum is like 750GB, spanning from 2TB to unlimited
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I know that charter spectrum is buying Time Warner cable. so if anyone has access to time warner cable sign up for it instead of Comcast. time warner will soon be charter spectrum and charter has some insane speeds and no throttling that im aware of.
 
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I know that charter spectrum is buying Time Warner cable. so if anyone has access to time warner cable sign up for it instead of Comcast. time warner will soon be charter spectrum and charter has some insane speeds and no throttling that im aware of.

I had to go back and look at this. As little as I know about Charter Spectrum, I still gave a sigh of relief over what I do know about Comcast. I have had few and minor issues with Time Warner Roadrunner cable Internet service, nothing like dealing with Comcast.
Next up, investigating Charter Spectrum to find out what kind of company they are. Thanks for the information!
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