| Review by cwcjr |
member for 10.8 years, 60 visits, last login: 5 days ago
updated 123 days ago
- $213 per month
- "None: the new Upgrades are security/privacy downgrades"
- "Service is UNSECURE and unreliable"
- "Avoid unless it is your only option."
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Update 2013: Once again, another price increase for questionable service.
Bought my own cable modem (docsis 3) and upgraded the internet speed. Only reliable using the Knology speed test at support.knology.net. Using the tests here on DSLReports the actual speed is as low as 1/5 the knology claimed rate and shows compression being used. 20131015
Update: Knology is introducing "Upgrades" that are really security downgrades. After 5 years of complaining about insecure Email (no HTTPS for the actual Webmail and no SSL sockets for Email Clients such as Outlook) they are actually going to make it worse! I guess they want to scan the contents of your Email like Google and Yahoo* do and let all their advertisers plant their webbots and other privacy invasion tools in your Email interface. They are merging the Webmail access with the homepage login. They only use HTTPS for the initial login (ID and PW screen), after that all communications relating to Email are insecure and can be hacked and monitored at any WiFi site. Do not use Knology Email for secure communications.
*Just got a call from a supervisor at Knology. It was an intentional decision to NOT support SSL and SAP. They are going to the same webmail system Yahoo uses so they really CAN scan your Email CONTENT to provide better targetted advertising!!!
I originally (2007) had the all in one (Phone,Internet, Cable) -premium w/ HD and all major movie channels. Had to cut back to delete ALL the premium movie channels to get it down to $137. At the time I contracted it, it came with the fasted speeds they offered for internet. They have now upgraded to have some more costly premium speeds available and multiple tier options in the bundles. Trying to figure out what options you have (pick and choose) is not possible from the information on the Internet. You MUST call in to get pricing on individual services.
The greatest frustration is the decrease in reliability as they expand. An example is this weekend, all Knology (hosted) domains' Email is down for over 24 hours. Sure does NOT make you want to run right out and sign-up for Electronic Delivery of your financial and investment notifications using a Knology hosted email account.
Since their last major reshuffling of the channels and upgrades, digital dropouts and artifacts in the middle of the TV screen are becoming the norm. Some shows are so broken up that you cannot watch them and it does not matter if it is live or recorded.
When you have an internet speed problem and call in, you get the impression that they are 'throttling' people until they complain. All the resetting, unplugging, and testing I had done before calling, then magically doing it once with them on the line and the problem seems to go away - for a while...
And the classic deception, your Knology IP address to the internet is NOT truly DHCP: it seems that it is reserved unto your address so that advertisers, doubleclick, Google, Intellus, etc., (Police and Homeland Defense) can always find YOU. As a test, I released the Knology internet link from the router, unplugged the router, unplugged the modem, Shutdown all the computers, went on the road, and came back two weeks later to the same IP address. Knology refreshes the connection ever three hours in a growing subdivision, so I guess the assignment is not DYNAMIC.
Some of the same issues Amazing that in different parts of the country, the same problems exist. What is even more amazing is that when it is past on to a supervisor they act like it is unique.
Re: Some of the same issues My internet speeds have gone from great to completely unacceptable in the last few days. 2 months ago I was humming on 10 meg down 4 meg up, more than what I was paying for. Now I am lucky to get 1 down 1 up. I will be calling tomorrow and giving them 1 chance to fix it. If not I will find someone who can provide me with real internet.
Knology getting worse The service keeps getting worse. Currently it will not upload AT ALL.
The service tech took 30 minutes scheduling an appointment for "Monday" between 8-10, then as I was hanging up he said they will be there on Monday and I said then we will see him tomorrow - He then said, Oh he won't be there until Tuesday!!!!! What terrible Customer Service...
Re: Knology getting worse An update: Still going down hill. In responding and replacing a failed Cable Modem, they deleted all my email accounts, deleted all the online storage and address books, and started bouncing mail -two days after the cable modem swap. (Everything had worked fine 1 day after the swap.)
Then, upon reactivating the email accounts, proceeded to bill me for excess email accounts????? It has been four months of failed equipment, poor network and cable performance, and incorrect billings??.
knology internet service review The worst service i ever had, i am paying for a service they promised to be no lower than 5Mb and during the day, when there is no many people connected i barely get 1Mb. If its a peak hour, it can go down to 500Kb. I WONT RECOMMEND THIS KNOLOGY SERVICE TO NOBODY!!