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Old 12-25-11, 03:41 AM
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Verizon Fios still not available - How is Time Warner Cable / Internet in So Cal??

Been with verizon for 5 years and the DSL speed was great 5 years ago but I can get a total package deal with TV, Internet and phone for 120.00 / month..

How are the internet speeds - Time Warner say 10mb download. I know Fios is a lot faster but looks like we are not getting Fios for quite some time..

any info greatly appreciated..
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I have FIOS and most of Huntington Beach has fiber optics cable directly to the curb and house.

https://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/test_3000.asp

I went there to test right now. The results were 2.9297 MB and it took 4.029 seconds.
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We had time warner before and it was pretty fast. We have Fios now and it's A LOT faster:

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TWC is slow for us. We have nominal 10MBps down, but never get it. It really slows down in the evening when everyone is watching netflix.



Far as I'm concerned, TWC sucks. We've been using them too long... I'm planning to switch to AT&T UVerse in the near future.
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UVerse is also very good, but it's not available where I live.
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OK, we cannot get Fios - love to get the higher end fios but not going to happen for more than a year, so how is TWC in terms of online speeds..

I looked up Uverse and Comcast and not available in my area.. My verizon dsl is 3mb down but sometime it drops to 1mb down, which really stinks.
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat
I have FIOS and most of Huntington Beach has fiber optics cable directly to the curb and house.

https://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/test_3000.asp

I went there to test right now. The results were 2.9297 MB and it took 4.029 seconds.
My Time warner took 2.59 seconds. I have the basic tier
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Ok, I tried the speedtest.net and got the following:

PING = 13 ms
Download = 20.74 mbps
Upload = 5.34 mbps

Verizon fiber optics underground at curbside.
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I have Time Warner Cable for my internet in Westwood (FIOS is not available here either). I'm paying for the second level tier, I think it's $39.99 a month. Getting a 15ms ping, download around 23Mbps, and upload around 2Mbps. I've had it since October, and it's been very stable, so no complaints here. I wish I could say the same for the TV service, and that still seems to have issues constantly, but the internet service has been excellent.
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I switched from ATT Uverse to TWC here in Fullerton. We pay for "up to 50 megs" but it never gets close to that. Todays test is
19 down
5 up
Ping 17 ms
But as indicated above, your speed will vary depending on the users around you.
ATT was about as fast, but we had lots of outages and sporadic service, which made it a pain in the ass to try to work from home

ATT was way better for TV service though. Our TWC DVR is an antique (it had lots of old programs on it when we got it, like they took it from some other user and gave it to us without zapping the hard drive) The user interface/graphics etc remind me of the first version of windows - it is pretty pathetic given what is available out there. Someone please bring fiber to our hood!
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Download = 30.82 Mb/s
Upload = 0.97 Mb/s
Ping = 17 ms

I have Time Warner. No real issues with speed, but I have to reboot my cable modem every couple of weeks because it goes offline.
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I live in an area with both Time Warner and Verizon FIOS. I dropped Time Warner about 9 months ago due to slow speeds and dropped connections; just got tired of them and cut the cord. Currently using a dial-up connection (Basic dial-up - yes, it still works!), over-the-air TV, and landline phone. Some of my neighbors, co-workers, and local relatives have switched to FIOS and find it a better value for the price than TW's service. Probably hook up to FIOS in January 2012; can't pass up the $100 fee for the combined monthly phone/internet/TV service.

FWIW: Dial-up still works OK - a little slow, viewing videos over 30 seconds sucks, but it still works for basci webpage viewing and shopping. Biekforums is pobably the slowest loading of the BB I look at on a regular basis, but still accepatable.
 
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I have Roadrunner cable. Far better than my old DSL. Uploading images to the lab is so much faster now. And it's the same price as my old DSL.

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Download = 2.89 Mb/s
Upload = 0.54 Mb/s
Ping = 52 ms

Looking for something better..
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I've had TWC for a long time in Chino Hills. I always get the rated speed (10Mb down / 1Mb up.) I've had their 15Mb/2Mb service in the past which is $10 more a month. I think they have a 20Mb service too for an extra $20 a month. I work from home and have not experienced any slowdowns and the connection goes down very infrequently.

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Time Warner is fast but VERY VERY unstable. In the past 4 months we have called them 6 times because of either dropped internet of SLOW internet. As soon as i call and complain, they throttle it up. I asked them if they gave a discount on throttling down my service cuz im PAYING for faster connection. They had nothing to say. Im gonna get Uverse.
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I've got Cox at work (10 up and down) and at home (15 down and 5 up). I've had problems in the past with DNS being slow and switched my DNS settings to OpenDNS and have seen dramatic improvement. Have you tried that? It is free and easier than changing providers.
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TWC sucks. During peak business hours, the bandwidth is throttled down quite a bit. Plus if you have any complaint you have to deal with TWC. But then, I don't really have a choice. I am stuck with them and if that's your only option, grin and bear it...
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Here is my ATT UVerse test results:

Download = 3.00 Mb/s
Upload = 0.67 Mb/s
Ping = 36 ms

This is unacceptably slow for the price.
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After being reassured via e-mail that Universal Sports Channel would remain a part of my channel package with Time Warner last week, sure enough they have dropped it. I'm pissed. Universal covers the Giro and Vuelta as well as other races throughout the year. WTF
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Here is my ATT UVerse test results:

Download = 3.00 Mb/s
Upload = 0.67 Mb/s
Ping = 36 ms

This is unacceptably slow for the price.
What speed are you paying for?

I just spent some time with TWC customer service the other day. (We've been using them, and our TWC email addys, for so long we're not eager to dump them. Inertia is powerful.) It took interaction with FOUR different agents to finally get an appointment with one of their techs.

Turns out I have the "turbo" upgrade, which means I have been paying for 15Mbps down, but I'm only getting speeds like what I posted above.

I'm pretty sure we'll have to move to UVerse anyway, but we'll see.
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Update:

To quote the great Gomer Pyle, "surprise, surprise, surprise..."

According to the specs for my old modem, it was rated up to 38Mbps down. But it was docsis 1.0, so far as I know. Long story short, TWC came out today, gave me a new modem, and my "naked" connection speed went from 7Mbps (give or take) to 24Mbps.

So I did some digging in my network and found my router (purchased circa 2003) was a bottleneck. I upgraded the software in the router and was getting 15Mbps. So now I am upgrading my router.

Moral: if your network is slow, consider every component.
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