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I'm actually ditching my 86mbit/2mbit connection next month as it has a 175Gb cap and going with two 15mbit fibre lines and a dual wan router. I'd rather take the lower speeds to have the unlimited caps.
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Originally Posted by Nick7269;13124744 
I had Comcast before in an area where that is all I could get. I had constant outages, horrible customer service, and down right silly prices.

I will stay with DSL even if it is slower. At least it works and I can get help when it doesn't work!

My experience was quite the opposite. I had Bellsouth DSL (which switched to AT&T) and it was down every other week for hours and very slow when it was stable. CS couldn't do crap, sent out 5 or more technicians to never have a resolution. Switched to Comcast, everything was rock solid and blazing fast with the exception of bad storms knocking out service, which was then back up and running within 2 days with a pro-rate credit towards my bill.

Bleh, the 250GB cap whining is excessive. I've never touched the cap although I did come close once. I don't even bother monitoring my use anymore as I know I won't reach the cap if I use my connection as I have been. I already stream a crap load of HD content, and don't see myself increasing that any more than I already use.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 4/14/11 at 11:25am
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Yeah, my issues with Comcast while I lived in Utah were pretty minor. Was one of the better ISPs I've had.
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post #44 of 101
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Originally Posted by beers;13124721 
Why did you convert between kilobits and mibibits?
You should still be using the decimal system at the bolded stage since you are still within network transmission speeds.

Because network adapters aren't measured in kb and mb but rather Kb and Mb.
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It'd be nice if this became affordable before I turn 40 lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KusH;13124228 
100mbps = 100,000kbps
100,000kb/1024=97.65mbits
97.65mb/8=12.2MByte/s
250gbx1024=256000MB
256000/12.2=20983.6 seconds
20983.6/60=349 min
349/60=5.8 hours

Sorry, I did miscalculate the first time. I do apologize.

Err... couldn't you just do 100mbps/8 = 12.5MB/s? I feel you converted from mbps to kbps and back to mbps for no reason. Because 1mbps is really 1,024kbps, meaning:

100mbps = 102,400kbps
102,400kbps/1024=100mbits
100mb/8=12.5MByte/s - so why didn't you just do 100mbps/8 to begin with?
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post #47 of 101
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn;13124921 
I'm actually ditching my 86mbit/2mbit connection next month as it has a 175Gb cap and going with two 15mbit fibre lines and a dual wan router. I'd rather take the lower speeds to have the unlimited caps.

Where/with whom are you getting this connection? and at what cost?
    
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ITT: people using the wrong letters and sizes for Mb, Kb, KB and MB.
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I'm actually ditching my 86mbit/2mbit connection next month as it has a 175Gb cap and going with two 15mbit fibre lines and a dual wan router. I'd rather take the lower speeds to have the unlimited caps.

Dual WAN router......... did not know this existed.... hmm...
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;13124930 
Bleh, the 250GB cap whining is excessive. I've never touched the cap although I did come close once. I don't even bother monitoring my use anymore as I know I won't reach the cap if I use my connection as I have been. I already stream a crap load of HD content, and don't see myself increasing that any more than I already use.

Well, aren't you just Comcast's favorite customer then? I go WELL over the cap, every month. between HD Netflix, gaming, media streaming, downloads, it all adds way over 250gb, and I'm on the friggin 15mbps plan. So, good for you, but for some of us, the cap needs to go. At least they aren't jerks about it is all I'll say. I abuse it every month, and the only time they said anything to me was when I used close to 900gb in a month. I don't even know how that happened, but since then my average is between 300-400gb.
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