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I wish Time Warner would do this.
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I wish Time Warner would do this.
I think they actually boosted their 6mbps to 10 for basic. Now its 10 > 15 > 20
post #13 of 32
That's great, as long as the infrastructure in every area can handle it. If a certain area can't handle the bandwidth of many people staying at cap for most of the day (file sharing), there are going to be a lot of people getting pissed off.
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I think they actually boosted their 6mbps to 10 for basic. Now its 10 > 15 > 20
Their speeds are useless when they throttle applications, ala BitTorrent and the like.
 
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I've had charter on and off for several years now (~8), and the only problem I've ever had with them is their lines & CMTS issues resulting in intermittent packet loss (especially during cold weather).

About 3 or 4 years ago, I had to call them out something like 3-4 times in the same week, eventually getting the attention of the supervisor, because @ around ~7-9pm I would get constant T4 timeouts in my modem logs and horrible packet loss/jitter resulting in an inability to stream video, do any sort of online gaming, etc. The techs would come out time and time again doing the usual modem diagnostics (checking upstream/downstream SnR & Power levels, which were all well within spec), checking the drop & *Finally* coming to the conclusion that the problem was outside my residence (as I already knew).

Thankfully I haven't had any major issues in the last year.
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post #16 of 32
That's pretty cool of Charter to boost internet like that for free. I can't comment on the TV service they provide though Most issues with bad internet speeds is a signal issue in our outside the home. I see this time and time again everyday I go to work
post #17 of 32
Virgin media in the UK are like this, They do a system speed upgrade and give it to every customer for FREE!

Lowest speed they offer is 10mb with the fastest now being 100mb

And because it's all fibre optic you actually GET the speeds they say you sould be getting
post #18 of 32
This isn't the first free boost Charter has done. I'm not sure if this was just a local thing, or everywhere with Charter, but here the basic package got a free boost a while back from 3 to 5Mb. Now its looking like 8Mb is their basic?

Also, at least locally here, even their basic package is completely unthrottled. Pay for 5Mb, get 70Mb at times. I've gotten download speeds of 4-5 MegaBYTES per second at times, with the basic package.

Too bad I'm on crappy Qwest right now though .
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Possibly due to Charter's PowerBoost feature.

My ~25Mbit/s cap (rated speeds).


With PowerBoost kicking in.
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I only wish they would upgrade upload speeds. 2mbps is very acceptable but it would be nice if it were faster.
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