said by waiting4fios:Any 105mb connection that averages lower than 42mbps is broken and needs a truck roll. That's a losing bet. Comcast does many things wrong, but they're also known to deliver advertised speeds.
BTW, I'm willing to pit my 35/35 FiOS connection against Comcast's 105/20 and Cablevision's 101/15 in a 24 hour, 30 day contest on BOTH download and upload.
Obviously I will destroy both companies on the upload, but I'm willing to bet that over the long haul my 35mbps download (42mbps actual) will actually hold up better than the cableco's 100 meg offerings with more stable speeds, and heck I might even be able to outright win the download contest because I doubt Comcast or Cablevision can sustain 100mbps for even an entire day without it severely impacting their other customers.
If there are any takers let me know. BBR could sponsor the contest if they like. Just need a neutral party to setup the network for serving the files up and down for a constant stream for 24 hours, even for maybe just a week.
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said by MonkeyLick78:So which is it? Are they incompetent as you imply in your first post or are they manipulative and greedy as you imply in this post?
They can offer premium tiers with little effort. If it didn't matter then they wouldn't have the new tier ready for 11/21 or the others ready for the future. They've waited so they could milk 50/20. They let cable companies advertise higher speeds for the sake of greed.
Fast. Cheap. Safe.