Review by Jackal1
Good "Price is competitive"
- Location: Lincoln,Lancaster,NE
- Cost: $57 per month
- Install: about 7 days
Bad "Nothing really. Had problems in the past with slow throughput due to a configuration problem, but was resolved eventually."
Overall "Decent choice, unless you can get fiber."
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Has generally been more reliable than cable internet was. Had some problems with slow speeds in summer 2012, due to a misconfiguration at the CO. Took a few months for them to sort it out. It seems like their engineers/techs are doing the best they can to keep things working as well as possible with limited funding and limited personnel.
Overall my speeds have been as advertised (12/.8 and now 24/2) all the rest of the time with few outages. In fact, I have only had two significant outages that I can remember, and both have been due to failed modems (one about a year ago, and one about a month ago). Both modems were replaced at no charge, so that was positive.
Currently on 24/2 solo service for $49.99+taxes. Modem is a Comtrend 5600u (I think). My only complaint about it is that the "n" wireless version on this modem is not the "final" "n" version from my research. It has some incompatibilities with "final" "n" devices, so I can't use it as an "n" router. Hoping for a firmware update to fix this at some point, but so far one is not available. Pretty minor problem overall, and not really Windstream's fault (other than they chose the equipment).
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