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2 Gbps home internet service !!

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    elmer
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    JoshRoss

    It was depressing enough to see Sven speeding testing his connection. I really don't want to hear about it.

    -Josh

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    Ian2

    Well, I don't even know what a "gbp" is.

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    davewill

    Yikes. If it takes that kind of population density to get 2 gigs down and 1 up then I'll do without, thank you very much.

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    figuerres

    , davewill wrote

    Yikes. If it takes that kind of population density to get 2 gigs down and 1 up then I'll do without, thank you very much.

    it's not really the pop-density it's the short distance they have to lay cable to do it. that and if the government is pushing them to do it I bet there are some financial deals that help ....

    in the early years of the telephone the US government mandated local phone service and granted AT&T special tax rules and accounting rules and more or less made it a "you can't lose" deal to roll out service, then a while later they decided that they were too big and made them split up.

    if the government had not made the special rules for AT&T I wonder if we would have the internet today ??

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    Sven Groot

    It seems I left Japan too soon...

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    blowdart

    , Sven Groot wrote

    It seems I left Japan too soon...

    You wait till you deal with the horror that is Comcast ...

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    figuerres

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    You wait till you deal with the horror that is Comcast ...

    or just avoid them at all costs...

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    blowdart

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    or just avoid them at all costs...

    Hard to do sometimes, especially if you are in an apartment.

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    figuerres

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    Hard to do sometimes, especially if you are in an apartment.

    ask before you sign a lease and if it's the only one they allow then tell them you will go to another apt.  

    apartment owners do not have to make one cable company the only one, they just need to not sign an exclusive contract with them. renters need to tell them that.

    if they see it happen enough they will stop doing it.

    yeah it's a pain but if we accept crap we get crap.

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    blowdart

    , figuerres wrote

    yeah it's a pain but if we accept crap we get crap.

    Then you discover it's the only city blessed cable. And ADSL sucks. And no-one wants to invest in fibre.

    The US does not have a competitive broadband landscape.

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    elmer

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    ask before you sign a lease and if it's the only one they allow then tell them you will go to another apt.  

    Must be nice to have an occupancy rate that allows such choice.

    Where I live the occupancy rate is virtually non existent, you take what you can manage to find, deal with condescending treatment by the agents, and promise to hand over your first born to the land-lord, if they will grant you the privilege of paying extortionate rent for their squalid hovel.

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    spivonious

    Can any web servers deliver that bandwidth anyway?

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    PopeDai

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    You wait till you deal with the horror that is Comcast ...

    Lots of places in the eastside (around the MS Campus) offer both Comcast (terrible), and Frontier (not so terrible) - actually, I'm very happy with my Frontier connection: 15/5mbps, 5ms ping to Google, $40 a month. I think for $40 I should get more than 15mbps, but I rarely saturate it.

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    elmer

    , spivonious wrote

    Can any web servers deliver that bandwidth anyway?

    I'd love to have a VPN from home to the office running at that speed.

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    blowdart

    , PopeDai wrote

    *snip*

    Lots of places in the eastside (around the MS Campus) offer both Comcast (terrible), and Frontier (not so terrible) - actually, I'm very happy with my Frontier connection: 15/5mbps, 5ms ping to Google, $40 a month. I think for $40 I should get more than 15mbps, but I rarely saturate it.

    Yea, but then you're living in the Eastside.

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