the youtube issue ahhh the youtube thing is just the dns servers on youtube's end .. the peering they have is not setup correctly ..switching to opendns would have made that u-verse seem slow on youtube...
Re: the youtube issue its all just dns and routing schemes setup behind it ... its not the acutal connection themselves ..in that right cox is superior .. i suppose it could be a blame game ... but changing 4 numbers instantly solves the problem
and onece again it happens across MULTIPLE Isp's not just cox ...
| || in my particular area even peak times feel like 3am ... the nodes aren't oversold here. i can pull 50Mbit at any given moment.|
reliability and Speed are the only defining factors in determining who's internet is superior, which is why i say that. can u grab 50Mbit from at&t ??? i've only experienced matinece here no blackouts even in the hurricane
the caps thing is just for select areas only, in a market like mines verzion's fios is the competition, thus we dont have to worry about getting kicked. I did 419Gb of Xfer this month .. not a peep from them.
atleast i can do 400GB before anything at all happens .. how much would it cost you just to get to 400Gb lol ???
forget what it would cost you, it'd take you forever to get there lol.
| || the ports they block dont bother me beacuse i run a server, and the dns is fine .. its just the routing to one site.|
what other isp's are you kidding me ??? do you even read the forums here ????
»[DSL] Why is Youtube so slow?
and various comcast threads, and even some fiber comapny's have the issue ... like i said its across mutiple isp's ...
the issue bugged me as much as it did you, so i had to research it, thats why i know.
| || i need my connection because im a mix engineer ... lots of uncompressed audio to be downloaded on my end.|
its not about how much, but how fast i can access my data, artist and labels love to put the deadlines and deduct pay if their not met. thats why i have the 50Mbit package.
i agree with you on whats acceptable to you .. that is the most important factor ... nothing can be really argued here because you set your standard, which is what most consumers should do.
torrent sites ??? LOL 10Gbit 20TB ftp ring is where its at .. topsites sir.
torrents are for newbs .. i can request a file from 2002 and have it on the ring within 2 hours.... and not have to worry about throttling since it isn't p2p or uploading back. granted their is a ratio system in place.... but enough about that.
Your happy with your service and thats what counts .. nothing else matters ... we done here ?
Caps you think U-Verse doesn't have caps? At least Cox's cap has for the most part been a soft cap (as far as I know, I have gone over the cap with no "overage" charges). U-Verse has a $10 per 50GB overage fee.
But shrug, I find Cox to be the "best of the worst", when you compare to the problems of other cable ISPs (comcast, etc). Sure, it has its problems, but it could be worse if there was another ISP in its place.
Of course, it is hard to be optimistic with any ISP when you see other countries ISP offerings.
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said by whiteazn:Well here is my problem. Cox had the soft cap way before AT&T had any caps. Now, AT&T implements a cap and charge service.
you think U-Verse doesn't have caps? At least Cox's cap has for the most part been a soft cap (as far as I know, I have gone over the cap with no "overage" charges). U-Verse has a $10 per 50GB overage fee.
Then guess what right behind them Cox does the same thing.
At this point I don't have a cap with AT&T. My bill still shows unlimited usage with a meter error. However, last two months my download intake has been a little above 500GB and upload around 30GB. Yet, I still have not gotten one letter or one complaint. In all honestly this has not been to pirating either. I bought a few of the internet tv set top boxes and everyone watches their own netflix movies though out the month and I have been uploading alot of all my computers stuff to online storage. I will admit I do pirate and it may be for a song here and their. Never, to movies and large programs.
Re: Caps cox may have had a soft cap, but it was just that, a soft cap. mainly had a soft cap of 250GB and only went after the top users. at least here in NV, cox hasnt made any mentions to charging for going over the cap and, they just barely rolled out the meters a couple days ago. (as per cox Data Usage FAQ: Cox does not currently charge you an additional fee if you exceed your allowance. If you determine that your Internet data usage consistently increases, we recommend that you consider a Cox High Speed Internet package that more closely matches your use of the service.)
personally, the least evil of caps, i would consider the soft cap to be that. and cox is pretty generous (comcast has what, 100GB?)
and i didnt say it was piracy. Netflix can EASILY float your bandwidth usage up high. might as well take advantage of that unlimited use error !
don't go to a near outdated service.. I have read ur posts.. DSL becoming more extinct every day. I was a believer in DSL for years had it at two towns but cable internet is the future I was a tech rep for now-defunct SBC now AT&T and AT&T from what I hear worst overall. I had Verizon DSL even WORSE mainly because they outsource to India. I guess it depends on location for both services but Roanoke Virginia Cox cable tv and Internet can't be beat. the 200 Gig cap (not 250 unless u have Premier) is not bad at all for MY needs. I never go no where near beating the cap even though should be outlawed good thing u don't live in Canada lol. I understand why Cable in part does the cap it's a shared pipe so if my neighbor uses bittorrent a lot my bandwith will fall. It could be ur wiring in your home the issue for the issues. companies such as AT&T especially Verizon only care or upgrade to fiber now. prob is it's only avaliable to big cities and/or places where they know will be profitable. try to get help on your issues on here there's a Cox forum.
Re: don't go to a near outdated service.. sorry I see you have U-verse.. I also hear and read it sucks. especially their TV part. Verizon Fios blows it all away if I can only get it
Re: don't go to a near outdated service.. I don't know why you would about my having Uverse. I will take it any day over Cox. LOL! I see now you get banned if you go over your caps! At least all I have to do is pay extra!
Re: don't go to a near outdated service.. yes it is sad such a great innovator Steve Jobs left us too soon I really think he left as Apple CEO back in august (I believe) for a reason he was prob told by docs he was not going to live much longer from Pancreatic cancer. He was so low key thats what I always liked about him on your note on TV I guess I'm still old school lol u must be younger than I am I still prefer wired TV service than streaming such as from Youtube and Netflix. I even dropped down to DVD only Netflix service recently due to the rate hike as I don't have the proper equip at this time to stream to my TV I still like the idea just turning on the tv cable box from the remote plus I can get plenty of free with my Cox service HD on demand for my needs. If I had a say bluray player maybe I would stream TV more.