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There must be a god.
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:57:45 PM »
I am back online with AT&T U-Verse Internet (18 mbps).  It's the fastest home internet I have ever had, and it makes me think there must be a god!  Anyway, my life demands internet access, and I prefer that, over TV subscriptions, personally.  It does have a download cap each month, so easy on the reported threads!  LOL

Anyway, anyone out there have super-duper high speed access from home?  Data Caps?  T1 lines?


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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 08:18:44 PM »
I'm with Suddenlink. 16mbps. It was unlimited up until a month ago when they announced data caps. Now I'm charged $10 for every 50GBs I go over.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
Here's my results



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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 09:33:14 AM »
Cool!  Here's mine.

Edit: Grant, you got a better score than me because of your location!  Interesting.


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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 11:49:27 AM »
Must be nice.  I'm on bootleg wi-fi, which has the advantage of not costing anything.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 11:58:56 AM »
Must be nice.  I'm on bootleg wi-fi, which has the advantage of not costing anything.

Heathen!  hee hee

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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »


Wow, my speed really sucks.

What I really want is Fios Quantum. For the top of the line service it's something like 300mb down.

If only I have 200 bucks to spend a month.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 12:21:03 PM »
I'm at work right now, so can't post an actual graphic, but I have Verizon FiOS that's advertised as being 15/5 but actually gives me 20/5.  Not too shabby.  Prior to that, I had a 3Mbps DSL connection.  Significantly slower, obviously, but still adequate for the most part.  The only time I ever noticed any problems per se was when I was doing something like streaming Netflix and playing WoW at the same time.  Even so, of course, the extra speed is still nice to have.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 12:24:44 PM »
I need to do some research on ATT data caps, and how to keep an eye on it!  This is addicting!

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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 12:43:47 PM »
What do you mean by data cap? Do they stop your service or just slow it down?

You should be able to keep an eye on it by just logging onto your account through your ISP's website. They've got to have something set up for ya.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 12:47:27 PM »



I don't even know what this means...

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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 12:53:09 PM »
What do you mean by data cap? Do they stop your service or just slow it down?

You should be able to keep an eye on it by just logging onto your account through your ISP's website. They've got to have something set up for ya.

With my ISP a data cap is just a certain amount of data you're allowed before they start charging you extra. I think my allowance is 250GB before I start racking up additional charges.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 12:54:47 PM »
I don't even know what this means...

It means we're all green with envy. You're doubling our speed.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 01:57:14 PM »
pero ya tu sabes...

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 02:04:07 PM »
Good question, jetson -



I have a basic cable connection, and as far as I know, there are no data caps; we're paying about $65 a month. 

It's funny, just ten minutes before reading this thread, I was raving to my wife about how awesome the internet service is.



Of course, it's going to vary for everyone from second to second - this second image is from about 5 minutes later than the first.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 06:05:21 PM »
I have a Comcast cable modem.



I don't know of any data caps.

Edit to add: We pay around $50. My work pays for mine though, I would call and upgrade but I was told we need a better router before we see better results.
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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 06:13:34 PM »
Pfft.  You think any of those scores suck?


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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2012, 06:15:44 PM »
Damn jaime, I have a 56k modem in a box somewhere if you want it.  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2012, 06:38:06 PM »



I don't even know what this means...

Yeah, whatever dude.  You just made my thread into a joke.  Thanks for that!  ha ha

That is some serious speed you have - is it in your home?  Nice.

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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2012, 06:39:30 PM »
What do you mean by data cap? Do they stop your service or just slow it down?

You should be able to keep an eye on it by just logging onto your account through your ISP's website. They've got to have something set up for ya.

I will look into it, but the install guy told me I could get shut off.  Sounds odd now that I think about it. 

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Re: There must be a god.
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2012, 06:47:18 PM »
I will look into it, but the install guy told me I could get shut off.  Sounds odd now that I think about it.

Lol, don't use up all of their internets jetson. You think they grow off trees?
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2012, 08:33:25 PM »


I don't even know what this means...
Yeah, whatever dude.  You just made my thread into a joke.  Thanks for that!  ha ha
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2012, 08:44:02 PM »
Yeah. And to make you feel worse, Virgin are in the process of installing fibre-optic cables in London, and the rate's soon going to double. Free upgrade, too.

I hope you at least play Call of Duty on Xbox with that power!
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2012, 03:36:46 AM »
stop whimpering you pussies

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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012, 06:45:02 AM »


This is actually the slowest FiOS connection available at my house -- I haven't gone to anything faster because the way I use the Internet right now doesn't require any higher speeds.  (Eventually, of course, things will change to the point where I will feel the need for more speed, but that's a ways off yet.)  Currently, Verizon offers speeds up to 50 Mbps down at my home.
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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2012, 07:30:36 AM »

I'm not too far from Gnu geographically and about 4 miles from our ISP's server. NB the crap upload speed.
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2012, 01:41:09 AM »
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Shoot - looks like Truth OT's got a strict bandwidth cap, and he just reached it.  : )
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012, 09:22:17 AM »

I'm not too far from Gnu geographically and about 4 miles from our ISP's server. NB the crap upload speed.



Virgin Media. Same as me. I'm about 35-40 miles from the server. I wonder if fibre optic would be quicker.
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