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View Poll Results: What is your home internet speed?
<1.5 Mbps 2 2.02%
1.5-4.9 Mbps 4 4.04%
5.0-9.9Mbps 8 8.08%
10.0-19.9 Mbps 9 9.09%
20.0-49.9 Mbps 11 11.11%
50.0-99.9 Mbps 15 15.15%
100.0-499.9 Mbps 30 30.30%
500-999.9 Mbps 4 4.04%
1.0 Gbps or higher 12 12.12%
The hell is all of this gibberish? 4 4.04%
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:21 PM  
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I just had to renew my internet contract with CenturyLink this week. While I'm irritated that their price went up, I'm now up to 80 Mbps, which I can't complain about. (That said, I hardly know why I need more than about 10 Mbps for what I do, but that's beside the point.)

So just for fun, here's a poll about broadband internet.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:21 PM   #61
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Youíre getting ****ed. I just ran a speed test and Iím getting 330 Mbps download and 16 Mbps upload from Cox for $65/month.
Itís cable. Speeds can vary wildly based on load.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:27 PM   #62
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If the regulation hasn't stopped consolidation, maybe the regulations need to be tougher. Alternately, consolidation could be allowed and then you could have pro-consumer regulations. For instance, my understanding is that in much of Europe there is often only one company that runs landlines through a neighborhood. But the government forces that company to license out space on that landline to other companies at a reasonable price and they end up with a competitive market for broadband.

Alternately, you can have the America model of consolidated companies that aren't regulated and have some of the highest prices and worse speeds in the rich world.
We actually had something similar to the European mode you mentioned after the Bell breakup. Most of the CLECís (competitive local exchange carriers, the guys leasing lines) now owned by one of the large ILECís (incumbent local exchange carriers, the guys that own the lines). Consolidatated pretty much right out of existence.

At the end of the day, Iím pretty pessimistic. The government and these big companies have too many mutual interests to actually fix anything.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:06 PM   #63
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I just did the test a couple times and got 17-18 Mbps download speed, for which I pay $65/month from the cable company. (Wichita/cox)
We stream to 2 and sometimes 3 devices and seldom have glitches.
I would always like to find cheaper service - Cox has repeatedly pissed me off over the years.
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You’re getting ****ed. I just ran a speed test and I’m getting 330 Mbps download and 16 Mbps upload from Cox for $65/month.
I tried looking up available speeds on the Cox site, but somehow they have it filtered so they only show packages that are upgrades/pricier than what you currently have. The cheapest it showed me was 100 Mbps for $87 (after introductory price expires)

I went to their store and asked what internet speed/cost combos they had and they had one at 10 Mbps and the next at 30 Mbps (which was the same price I was already paying) so I just doubled my speed at no additional cost.

I just tested it at 35.85 Mbps down, 3.08 up.

The guy told me some lame story of how it would be so tedious to hunt through all the customers speeds and upgrade them when they change packages. I call BS - some programming could do that...but he did make the change for me without too much bother.
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