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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wjv, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Dropped DSL from CenturyStink. . Um. . Link.

    Was getting 1.4Mbs for ~$40 per month+taxes. Comcast cable internet is now installed. The speed test is showing 28.5Mps!

    :cheerleader: :dancingbanana: :cheerleader: :dancingbanana: :cheerleader:

    We will be paying $30/month for 6 months, then $45 for the next 6 months. after that it will probably go to $60.

    Next week we pick up a Magic Jack and say good bye to CenturyLink and their $95/month!
     
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  2. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    What is DSL? :headscratch:
     

  3. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Digital Subscriber Line - Internet (Typically 1.5Mbs max) over your phone line. It's what replaced Dial-Up. Now Newer technologies are replacing DSL.
     
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  4. Lee-online

    Lee-online Mul-ti-pass

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    I just did the same. Frontier DSL and phone was costing me $70. I got the Comcast triple play for $99. Went from 1.27 to 25.46.
     
  5. berto62

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    I'm happy with my DSL. 6 Meg for 40 a month
     
  6. m2hmghb

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    I love my cable. 35 down 2-5 up. A small company is the way to go if possible, mine is very responsive to issues and they do not slack when there are problems.
     
  7. JMarch

    JMarch ♩. ♪ ♫ ♪ ♬♩

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    I'm happy with mine too. 3Megs for $15 a month :D
     
  8. Bigpoppie50

    Bigpoppie50

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    I'm pretty happy with my CenturyLink DSL(3Meg/$29 per month). I am in a rural area and it is the fastest speed I can get due to my Distance(approx 13000ft. from the CO). I gotta check and see if there is another provider in the area because I have had this for a while and there does not seem to be any upgrades in the future.
     
  9. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    dropped windstream here 2 weeks ago , 40 bucks and only 3 mg

    hooked up with charter cable , 40 bucks month and we get this speed now

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    100mbps.I don't know how ta post the above "pings".Don't bother..08. :sad:
     
  11. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk

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    i switched from comcast to century link. advertised as 12mbs average 9-10. slower than comcast. but a series of bad customer service issues and about $60 less a month lead me to changing.
     
  12. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    DSL is a dying technology but in many places it is the only choice and people are very happy with it. My cable is over 20mb but I'd change to DSL in a heartbeat.

    RAIN should not cause 3 day outages for an entire neighborhood, Comcast.
     
  13. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    DSL supports speeds up to 15mb easily, and is hardly a "dying technology" AT&Ts U-Verse and its accompanied DSL, are knocking people of cable all over te place around here.

    I would also be suspect to any cable claims of 25mb or faster. In any environment where there are multiple users, the bandwidth gets sucked down the more users that are on. If you have software registering these high numbers, methinks the software must be a little "happy".
     
  14. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    DSL up to 15MBPS? In what country? At&t is the largest DSL provider and their top speed is 6 down. Some customers enjoy a higher speed but usually not more than 6.8MB

    Yes, DSL is dying. It was a great idea, using already existing technology to boost people from dial up speeds to 1MB or more, now up to 6MB. ADSL maxes out at 8MB.
    Yes there are other DSL technologies that can go as high as 24MBPS, but you won't see it in the United States as far as I know of.

    Funny that you should speak of At&t and U-verse. You know that is not DSL, right? It is fiber optic cable. Download speeds go around 24 down with U-Verse, and At&t is working as fast as they can to move customers over to the new technology, in fact doing force migrations. Because they are killing DSL off.

    They physically strip the copper wiring from the home/pole when installing U-verse.

    The one thing you did get right was about the software being "happy". Anyone smart enough to run more than 1 source for speed tests knows that.

    I get over 20 on all of them.
     
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  15. GasTurbine

    GasTurbine Porschey Power!

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    The united States.

    Not here (Columbus, Ohio) its not.

    Perhaps this is the problem. You see, I work in IT.

    Wrong.

    Again, wrong. They run FOC to the local area MDF only, from there, its good old DSL on copper technology. This is why DSL doesnt suffer from shrinking bandwidth with more users.

    Regards.
     
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    its funny that 1 mb/ps is 0.125 megabytes per second, for a while I thought it was megabytes per second. I could only imagine have 80mb/ps.
     
  17. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    Wrong on many levels. VDSL2 is alive and well and capable of 25mb speeds. My US based company provides it.
     
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  18. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

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    I pay around $60, but on a 4G network, I can go just about anywhere and have internet access for my computer.
     
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    how are the upload speeds?
     
  20. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Get the magic jack the you do not need a computer to run, they work much better than the the one that plugs into the computer.....