Goodbye dsl, hello cable ...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Johnny, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I got cable internet back today. Speeds are: 6 meg down | 768k up. I was going to wait till fiber came to town, but that won't be for another 10 years, so this is good for now. I am flying once again !! :)
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I'm happy for you.

    I'm trying to get some of my customers to switch because I hate DSL in a corporate environment. Problem is that it's much cheaper (usually less than half the cost of cable), and they don't want to swing for it.
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    yeah, I like it a lot better than dsl. I'm still going to switch to fios though, if eve comes to me area ...
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    FIOS...someday :D We won't have it here for a while, either. But nice to see you're on a fast connection!
     
  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I dont think ill ever get fios, not worth the switch.
    I also think that Cable will keep getting faster and faster, as demand grows.
     
  6. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Fios still has MUCH better upload, that alone should be reason enough to go with Fios. Comcast really needs to increase their upload speed for all their users.
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Thats very true, but i dont care that much, im not hosting game servers or anything.
     
  8. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    don't think FIOS will ever come to my area.. i'm in SBC/AT&T country.

    Last time I called FIOS asking if they would ever come to the Chicago area.. I swear I think I heard laughing on the other end in the background.
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Haha,
    Thats funny.
    What is SBC's rates?
     
  10. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I believe for 1.5/384 its 9.99 for the first three months then 19.99 from then on. I am not sure what their prices are for the 3.0/768 plan, I dont think its a whole lot more.
     
  11. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I guess thats cheap.
    We pay 52 for comcast. but i guess it is faster
     
  12. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I personally dont think cable is worth the cost, you can almost the same speed for quite a bit less. Also cable has its other downsides such as lag spikes and shared access. Not sure why people are so hogwild over it, DSL is a much better value imho.
     
  13. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    DSL is 3 mbps max, and its slower the farther from the terminal u are.
    Fios are good, i guess.
    but cable keeps getting faster and faster
    we are at 8 right now i think
     
  14. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would love FiOS.. I would switch in a heartbeat.. *sigh*

    As far as SBC rates, their intro (web special.. whatever) rate is $12.99 for a PPoE 1.5/384k linesharing connection and goes up to $27.99 for a 6mbs/608k line (prices all subject to you signing a 1 year contract). Price w/o contract (month to month) jumps to $34.99 for the 1.5/384 and $44.99 for the 6/608k connection.
    Static IP rates start at $49.99 for a 1.5/384k connection w/1 yr contract and goes all the way up to $94.99 for a 6.0/608k connection going month to month.
     
  15. kcnychief

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    I wish PPPoE would just die.
     
  16. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I don't like PPPoE either, it is useless now.
     
  17. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it was always useless