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Review by MovieLover76 See Profile

  • Location: Keyport,Monmouth,NJ
  • Cost: $65 per month
  • Install: about 20 days
Good "Connection is stable"
Bad "Most of the time I'm lucky to get half my advertised speed, peak period is really bad."
Overall "I'm moving in October and also switching to FIOS"
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Cablevision has now been proven to be the worst at providing advertised speeds,
The connection is reliable though never had a problem in the 2 years I've had it.
But the speeds are just horrible, on regular OOL I was lucky to get 3-5 Mbps on what was supposed to be 15mbps line, if I dared to try to download something while watching Netflix, Netflix would stall and need to buffer.

So I upgraded to boost, when I did this i was still in a promotional period so it was an ok deal 29.99 + 15 for boost = $45. Boost used to be fast, but over the past year it's so slow, I now get between 6 - Mbps, 10 being the average probably on a Mbps line, and during peak I almost always never break 6-8 Mbps,

Atleast on boost I can watch Netflix and download at the same time, but getting 1/4 to 1/3 of your advertised speed is unacceptable.

Every other cable system is upgrading to DOSCIS 3.0, cablevision has it but only for customers that want to pay $100 for internet a month, their current system simply cannot support the number of users in the Netflix era. I've been paying $65 for this crap for about a year.

I'm moving in October and I'm switching to FIOS, it comes out about $15 more than cablevision triple play, but I'm willing to pay that to get my advertised speeds and uncompressed HD

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