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Old 10-21-13, 11:03 AM   #26
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Does U-verse have a d/l cap?
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Old 10-21-13, 12:40 PM   #27
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Does U-verse have a d/l cap?
According to my agreement, it is 250GB a month.
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Old 10-21-13, 01:02 PM   #28
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According to my agreement, it is 250GB a month.

Thanks, that may be a problem for me. Two of my kids still live at home and they are heavy Internet users (as I am).

Oh well, so much for saving money.
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Thanks, that may be a problem for me. Two of my kids still live at home and they are heavy Internet users (as I am).

Oh well, so much for saving money.
It probably varies by region, etc. (Witness the price and bandwidth diff between nomad1 in OK and me in NC)
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It probably varies by region, etc. (Witness the price and bandwidth diff between nomad1 in OK and me in NC)
Thanks, good advice.
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Too bad you don't live here where I do. I have fiberoptic net at 100mBps and guaranteed uptime barring acts of god or the end of the universe. $70 a month, but when the storms hit, given that guarantee, if all else fails they'll dedicate a server ring specifically to me since I essentially am a commercial customer as a Social Media Consultant. They've sent out a tech for me at 3AM to get me up and online as part of the agreement. ITS is by far the best telecom I've ever dealt with.
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Too bad you don't live here where I do. I have fiberoptic net at 100mBps and guaranteed uptime barring acts of god or the end of the universe. $70 a month, but when the storms hit, given that guarantee, if all else fails they'll dedicate a server ring specifically to me since I essentially am a commercial customer as a Social Media Consultant. They've sent out a tech for me at 3AM to get me up and online as part of the agreement. ITS is by far the best telecom I've ever dealt with.
Where do I sign up?
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Too bad you don't live here where I do. I have fiberoptic net at 100mBps and guaranteed uptime barring acts of god or the end of the universe. $70 a month, but when the storms hit, given that guarantee, if all else fails they'll dedicate a server ring specifically to me since I essentially am a commercial customer as a Social Media Consultant. They've sent out a tech for me at 3AM to get me up and online as part of the agreement. ITS is by far the best telecom I've ever dealt with.
Glad to see you still pounding the keys

Can't afford the $70/mo . Our biggest issue with Cox (after the higher pricing) is that we've been experiencing more and more service disruptions as they upgrade their system. Wife and I are both up late (I'm up until 0700 sometimes) and it is frustrating when I'm trying to perform a Mod action or my wife is downloading an audiobook and the network goes down.

I've told them that I understand that they have to do their service when it impacts the least number of their customers, but it would be nice to get a heads up before they do so that arrangements can be made.
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Old 10-22-13, 08:49 AM   #34
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Currently w/Cox:

$54.99 for 12 Mbps*, goes up to $59.99 at the end of the month. The speed is going up as well across all tiers and the 12 would increase to 25. They stress that the pricing increase has nothing to do with the bump in speeds.

ATT would be $39.99 for 12 months for the same 12 Mbps.

To muddy the waters, due to a billing dispute, Cox has given me a $5/mo credit ($49.99) for 12 months, so the net savings would be only $120...factor in the "discounted" equipment and install, then savings is down to $20 for the year...

*What is strange is that I've routinely gotten speeds higher than 12 whenever I used speedtest.net when checking out new browsers. I just got a 19.51 w/5 tabs open using Dragon and the Slacker Radio app running in the background.
I get 30 Mbps for <$60/month with Time Warner.

When I had Time Warner in my last loft, I also had cable TV service. When I cancelled the TV service and went internet only, my speeds jumped dramatically. I think they dedicate a certain amount of bandwidth to TV and a certain amount to Internet, and if you are only using Internet, you're able to use both 'pipes'.
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I get 30 Mbps for <$60/month with Time Warner.

When I had Time Warner in my last loft, I also had cable TV service. When I cancelled the TV service and went internet only, my speeds jumped dramatically. I think they dedicate a certain amount of bandwidth to TV and a certain amount to Internet, and if you are only using Internet, you're able to use both 'pipes'.
What are your upload speeds? All these companies talk about download speeds... and tend to hide the upload speeds. I do design work at home and regularly need to upload large files to company FTP sites or servers... upload speeds are important.

My son is a media consultant and creates videos that need to be uploaded... upload speeds are important. I just got a quote from AT&T and while they rave about download speeds, they gloss over upload speeds.
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What are your upload speeds? All these companies talk about download speeds... and tend to hide the upload speeds. I do design work at home and regularly need to upload large files to company FTP sites or servers... upload speeds are important.

My son is a media consultant and creates videos that need to be uploaded... upload speeds are important. I just got a quote from AT&T and while they rave about download speeds, they gloss over upload speeds.
I tested it after the install, and got 33.73 down and 5.36 up. I think I'm supposed to get 30 down & 5 up. I know they limit upload speeds because they don't want us running a server out of our house.

Also, I misremembered my bill amount, it's only $52.35/month.
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FWIW, we decided to stay with Cox.
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