Re: Speed Increase Agreed.
Re: Speed Increase
said by billh491:That's correct. 75Mbps down is fine and dandy. 5Mbps up is absolutely pathetic.
I think it is the 5 he is not happy with.
| || |said by nelamvr6:Sure, download is what I use more often. But the bump from 50 to 75 doesn't save me a lot of time. A 10 gig file is going to download a couple minutes quicker. I always want that, and I'm glad to get more, but think about this:
I'd like more, but I don't think I'd characterize it as pathetic.
It would be nice to have higher upload speeds, but like most people, download is far more important to me.
Do Metrocast's business plans have higher upload speeds? I imagine they're quite a bit more expensive.
When I need to do cloud backups or when my wife wants to upload a 1080p video to YouTube/Facebook, 5Mbps means we're waiting HOURS to accomplish those tasks. Even bumping that 5 to 10 would mean cutting that in half, for a gain of only 5Mbps, versus the extra 25Mbps they gave us in download.
Why not 70/10? The missing 5 download Mbps would be negligible, but the added speed of the upload would be instantly appreciated by anyone who does anything cloud-related these days.
For reference, Comcast's similarly priced plans have either 10Mbps or 20Mbps, depending if you want to pay slightly less than we do, or slightly more.