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areoh

join:2001-11-10
Kansas City, MO

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CableOne Keeps tinkerin' with stuff. (New 12 Mb Res. Tier?)

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Check out the limits page at »www.cableone.net/limits/Pages/li ··· its.aspx (I'll also upload a screenshot in case they revise it some more.)

Seems they're adding a new 12 Mb / 1.5 Mb plan. Also, check out the funky new "Period at Standard Speed" details. Looks like we will not be capped until the 4PM? So, if you hit the threshold at 1:00PM, you're still good to go w/ full speed until 4?

Anyway, this is something I just now noticed. I would submit the news to the front page, but they seem to be ignoring CableOne news as of late. :P
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Pashune
Caps stifle innovation
Premium
join:2006-04-14
Gautier, MS
Reviews:
·Vonage
·CableOne
Revision from 12 pm to 4 pm? This is certainly good news.

I have to wonder though.. why is 3 meg STILL listed on the threshold limits page? You'd think they would push old 3 meg customers to 5 meg speeds by now..

Maybe they'll ditch the 5 meg plan and move us 5 meg customers to 10 meg? Okay, maybe I'm hoping a bit TOO much there...

I guess these changes would also explain the 3 day down time on my account bandwidth page.
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ISP: CableOne 5 mbit/500 kbit


areoh

join:2001-11-10
Kansas City, MO

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Considering the limits for the vapor 12mb plan, getting capped will be much more difficult.

Who knows. We'll have to hang tight for a day or two for further (final) details. I'm looking forward to pricing details and how that compares to Biz Premium at $99. At this time, there is no mention of a 12Mb plan on their website.
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jimbopalmer
Tsar of all the Rushers

join:2008-06-02
Greenwood, MS
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
reply to Pashune
said by Pashune:

I have to wonder though.. why is 3 meg STILL listed on the threshold limits page? You'd think they would push old 3 meg customers to 5 meg speeds by now..
I still have one group home on a 3 meg plan, it saves under $0.75 a month from the 5 meg plan with the 3 year commitment. As the residents seem to download a lot of viruses, I am not sure I want them to have a faster plan.
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I tried to remain child-like, all I achieved was childish.


crazyk4952
Premium
join:2002-02-04
united state
kudos:1
Reviews:
·CircleNet
·CenturyLink
·Vitelity VOIP
reply to areoh
Interesting. I bet they will charge $10 more for the 12 Mb plan. This would probably be worth it for more than double the cap of the 10 Mb plan...

I just hope that they are able to sustain the reliability that I have had for the last few years. My internet has not been very reliable for the past week in the evenings.


areoh

join:2001-11-10
Kansas City, MO
reply to areoh
Confirmed. Plus, we're getting "PowerBoost."Ultra Plan Speeds:

 Downstream
Speeds


12.0 mb - Extended Speed

6.0 mb - Standard Speed

Upstream Speeds

1.5 mb - Extended Speed

750 kb - Standard Speed
 
Threshold Limits:

Downstream:

11,000 MB usage before Standard Speeds are invoked

Upstream:

1,380 MB usage before Standard Speeds are invoked
 
New Feature!

-The Ultra plan will come with a new feature called PowerBoost®!

-This feature allows a Subscriber to use as much bandwidth (Speed) as is
available, at that specific time, for the first 20 MB of a single file
download or the first 10 MB of a single file Upload. Once the total amount
has been reached (20 MB Down or 10 MB Up), their speed of service will
return to the specified Extended Speed (12.0 mb Down and 1.5 mb Up) for the
completion of that upload and/or download.

-Starting a new download or upload repeats the above stated process.
Note:
Running multiple download
and upload sessions at the same time will share the 20 MB / 10 MB limits
across all sessions.

-PowerBoost® only operates during Extended speeds. Once the threshold limits
have been reached, and the subscriber has been set to Standard speeds,
PowerBoost® will no longer be in effect.

-PowerBoost® is a registered trademark of Comcast Corporation.

-Analogy: Think of it as having the capability of a 200 mph
turbocharge burst, from a special fuel tank in your car, which lasts for up
to 1 mile. Once you take that burst of speed, you must travel another 5
miles before the special fuel tank is full again. If there is another car
500 yards ahead of you, you can’t take full advantage of your turbocharge
past that 500 yards (as there is traffic in the way that slows you down). If
there is a complete traffic jam, you’re not even moving the speed limit and
get no advantage from the turbocharge.
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liviorn

join:2009-06-21
Rio Rancho, NM
I've noticed the plan in the threshold limits page a day or so ago.. It's really nice one too. Increased up speed, PowerBoost are all nice, but if it's more than 10$+, i'll stick with my current 10mb. =)


crazyk4952
Premium
join:2002-02-04
united state
kudos:1
reply to areoh
Hmmm. Yes I know this is a "feature", but it screws with accurately measuring your current download/upload speed with speed test sites.