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Review by Fibre2 See Profile

  • Location: Flagstaff,Coconino,AZ
  • Cost: $36 per month (6 month contract)
  • Install: about 7 days
Good "All around good"
Bad "Typical VDSL2 speed drops"
Overall "Good, at least for my area."
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It works, I had DOCSIS 2.0 cable for years at speeds 10/1 for $65 a month, expensive. No drops or inconsistent speeds like a typical cable line would perform but that's it. Qwest was in this area and wow, mandatory contracts, ridiculous speeds for an expensive monthly charge. Since CenturyLink bought them, they seem a better organized service "at least" on the western areas of the country. CenturyLink originating from the eastern states are always complained at which I would assume the problems lie at the "century" old copper wires. But at least here it provides near 40/20 speeds aside from typical speed drops and from ordering the service to downloading, 7 darn days. Q1000 modem works but have it as bridged to my DIR-655 which handles my routing, PPPoE authentication and wireless. But all in all, I have no other choice other than Suddenlink's 15/768k for $50 or so which seems ridiculous or CenturyLink.

EDIT [2012-03-12]

I have now been experiencing daily afternoon speeds slower than the national average. 40/20 service here and getting flaky speeds, high pings. There was once a time where speeds were achieved as advertised, now it is greed, inconsistencies, lack of competition where the "minimum" speeds are not the given form of advertising but instead "up to", and to add salt and pepper to the situation, they cap it at 250GB.

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