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337 days ago.
by Privatized
nathaniel79
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Internet Speeds are very low.

Does anyone feel they are getting ripped off by their local internet providers? I for one do. I work hard for m money and expect to get what I pay for. Let me know if anyone else feels the same way.

 
 

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Privatized

I see my mistake, but my comprehension isn't nearly as bad as your punctuation and tact.

Posted 337 days ago.

Toehead

Privatized, your lack of reading comprehension is astounding.

Posted 338 days ago.

Toehead

Privatized,as your postings prove ignorance is bliss.

Posted 338 days ago.

Privatized

Your number soup has nothing to do with high school math. I wonder if you've ever seen a speed test. Maybe glasses will highlight the decimal points for you. . . . . . .

Posted 338 days ago.

Privatized

Oh brother. A sidestep.

Posted 338 days ago.

Toehead

Privatized, it is not a "number soup" if you were to know the subject you are talking about. It is very obvious you have no comprehension of the subject, from your misquotes of what I wrote and your misuse of terminology. As far as you use of the word of the day elucidate I have neither the time or desire to educate you on the subjects. These are things that should have been learned with a basic high school education. At the very lest know about the subject you are criticizing.

Posted 338 days ago.

Privatized

Ok, fool, would you care to elucidate? Or clear up the number soup you posted?

The upload speed is given as a fraction. I'm betting you don't get a 20mbps upload speed. This morning, I'm getting 5.12 download, and .69 upload. Yet you think your 1mbps connection is fast and I'm a fool. Ok.

Posted 338 days ago.

Toehead

Privatized if you were to educate yourself on what you are talking about you would see how much a fool you are.

Posted 338 days ago.

Privatized

Assuming you meant .20 upload speed, I'm at .71 at the moment, nobody move.

Posted 339 days ago.

Privatized

1 meg is actually very slow for DSL. The 20mb upload is minimal at best. You're getting shanked. But keep paying your piper.

Posted 339 days ago.

Toehead

I just checked my home Frontier DSL connection ping=18ms download=20Mbps upload=1.02Mbp. Excellent speed, way above the national average connection speed. If you want to dance to the tune you have to pay the piper.

Posted 339 days ago.

Privatized

Nothing has changed except the phone bill is higher. Service is poor, customer service even worse, to point they lie like rugs and stick you with all the charges and features you said you didn't want. I have to call every week, the phone or features rarely work and the DSL functions like dialup.

They'll give you a repair appointment for three days later, then give the repair order to the locals a week or more later. Don't bother waiting for someone to show up, just wait for them to contact you.

Posted 350 days ago.

Privatized

Yes, all the speed tests seem to be turning up decent numbers at the moment. This happens to coincide with this bit of news, found at Hur Herald: MOVRC ANNOUNCES BROADBAND SURVEY FOR HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESSES (03/02/2013) and WV BROADBAND COUNCIL VOTES TO SET STANDARDS ON BROADBAND SPEED - Frontier Widely Opposes Move (03/02/2013)

Posted 629 days ago.

Keerock

Tinfoil - As far as I know, you don't have to bundle all three (cable/phone/internet), you can just get internet. Now that you aren't paying for phone and cable, spend a little more on the internet.

The bottom line is to reduce monthly payments over the long term. You might need to lay down some money for equipment, but you can add on as you go. First thing you will need after internet is a wireless router. Then you'll need a way to connect your TV to the internet (BluRay with WiFi, Roku)...might need to upgrade TV.

Netflix, Amazon, VuDu, Hulu are all pay for streaming services. Check em out, monthly subscriptions aren't bad.

Finally, get a good over-the-air antennae. I get 5 and sometime six channels.

I subscribe to 50Mb/s. Just did speed test: 43.37 MB/s...and my daughter is streaming a movie and my son is online with his Xbox.

Posted 637 days ago.

Privatized

Since our phone lines are made from spun cotton, I'd say we're stuck in the 1880s.

Posted 641 days ago.

republican

Just think what it was like in the 1800's!!!!!

Posted 641 days ago.

Privatized

Absolutely I feel the same way! Oh the stories I could tell, but I'll just say if the phone co. said it, it's probably BS when it comes to internet. In many places the phone service is no better.

I should have no trouble getting the speed I'm paying for, but it's always below what it should be. Dialup ran at 12k and broadband varies from unreadable to .5, sometimes it won't even load the test. I know better speeds can be delivered, I've seen them, briefly.

They want to blame fiber optic lines, then copper lines, then your equipment, and they'll use the 'distance from switching gear' excuse. It's baloney and they know it.

Posted 641 days ago.

mythravere

Yep I agree. Being the "greatest" nation in the world you would think that we would have the worlds best internet.

NOT EVEN CLOSE! LOL!

South Korea ranks near or at the top of the list with the highest speed internet and it doesn't cost as much as ours.

I mean it is way way way faster than what we have.

But you'll have that when you let the industry set the standards.

Also I'll add that cable tv is a total ripoff.

Soon I will be cutting the cord and going to streaming/subscription way of getting what I want to watch. I cant get all the shows I want to watch but its not worth keeping tv when on most nights I cant find anything to watch.

With the others I can get season passes through Amazon Instant or Apple TV.

A heck of a lot cheaper that way. For what I pay in one month for tv I can get season passes to almost all of the shows I want.

Posted 648 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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