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For some reason I now don't like you

I don't really see how saying 'up to xx' is misleading. You can get up to the speed, you aren't guaranteed it.
NOOOOOOOO!

Oh yeah, through maybe 2-6 AM I can get up to several hundred Mb/s, which is always fun.
    
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I hate megaBITS. They've used this trick to fool unknowing customers. Speeds should only be shown in MegaBYTES/s or KB/s.
interface speeds have always been in bits, it has something to do with protocol overhead/errorbit correction and such. nothing to do with marketing.
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I usually get pretty close or sometimes even slightly over the advertised speed. With that said, I only have a 3 meg down, 512k up connection. When I had DSL a few years back, I got my advertised 8 megs, but that was probably because I had all new phone lines and lived 2 blocks from the switching station.
 
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post #24 of 35
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For some reason I now don't like you

I don't really see how saying 'up to xx' is misleading. You can get up to the speed, you aren't guaranteed it.
Well think about this you pay 125 bucks for 50mbit and you only get 5mbit and you complain they say thank you for your money but we said up to 50 so we dont care that you only get 5mbit. And its all legal sence they list up to 50mbit.
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YES! Currently paying for 6mbs down, only getting max 800kb/s
Do you mean "you" pay for 6 megabits and you are only getting about 800kB/s down?

6 megabits is 768 kB...

Sadly it looks like people will have to learn math because if this goes through... there's going to be a million complaints from people who don't understand... words.
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I pay for a 256k internet, still I never hit 100k since 3 years.
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Finally! Also hated when the upload speed doesn't really match with the download speed. 10Mbps download and 700Kbps upload?! Damn CentryLink -_- That's the only complaint I have xD and hopefully this goes through.
post #28 of 35
This is stupid, I want to know what speed the ISP lets me go up to. It's not the ISPs fault you have a copper cable connected to an exchange over a mile away. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get a better stable connection on that line.

I'm ashamed our regulator is so ignorant.

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I hate megaBITS. They've used this trick to fool unknowing customers. Speeds should only be shown in MegaBYTES/s or KB/s.
Does stuff go down your line in "8 bits"?
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post #29 of 35
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For some reason I now don't like you

I don't really see how saying 'up to xx' is misleading. You can get up to the speed, you aren't guaranteed it.
Because its the only speed they quote, when its not really an accurate representation of the product in general.
    
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Thank god, I've HATED this for AGES.

What I hate the MOST:

You can get 20Mbit for $29!!! (guy comes hookes it up) Here you go, 20Mbit service!

(You look at reciept/paperwork, which is the only paper work that has this, and it says) Speeds up to 20Mbit, we cannot guarantee full speeds at all times and locations.

*** is that crap? ***?
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