Review by evincent001
Good "Reliable service"
- Location: Los Angeles,Los Angeles,CA
- Cost: $120 per month
Bad "Very expensive and poor speed"
Overall "DSL speed has gotten slower instead of faster and very expensive"
Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
I was originally with Covad, which was bought out by MegaPath. The good thing is the service is very reliable with outages only every six months or so and they don't last too long. The bad part is that my line speed is getting worse over time, not better. I currently get 1.2 down and .3 up. A few years ago with Covad I was getting 2.8 down and .7 up. I can't really blame the provider - the issue is that the service is coming through 40-50 year old copper phone lines that are decomposing more and more every year. The other issue is the cost - I pay $120 a month for this service. I have tried Clear wireless but they are just as bad (if not worse) because they throttle your service after a few months. Verizon FIOS isn't available in my neighborhood. All of this is amazing because I live in Los Angeles, not in some rural location. I've checked AT&T DSL but the only level they can offer to my address is .8 down (again due to ancient phone lines).
I'm about to try TWC cable for internet service. Will update this review to report on how that goes.
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