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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC

Atlantic Broaband MegaMax 16mb service

I made a call to ABB Monday inquiring about the HDTV packages, and got off track talking about the HSI service.
The Rep told me that ABB is supposed to be offering the MegaMac HSI 16mb in March here in Aiken, South Carolina.

Has anybody else heard anything about this? If this is true, what would it cost for the 16mb MegaMax?

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
This could be potentially part of the upcoming speed increases we have been hearing about for a few weeks now.

Did you happen to hear what the upstream speeds will be?

Also, what is your current max speed down there?

In Central PA, It's 8Mbps down, 512Kbps up. I was wondering if your speeds were like this or closer to those of ABB down in the Miami area (its like 12Mbps/768Kbps down there)

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to wolfsmane
I did not hear what the upstream was, sorry.

Right now I have 8Mbps down 512Kbps up.

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to wolfsmane
WOW! Just got a message saying that it is true, starting March 1st in most areas, MegaMax HSI will be rolling out.

Speed will be 15mb down 1.5mb up.

No word on the pricing.

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
Awesome.

What kind of message did you get?

I have heard nothing and seen nothing so far in my market.

abbDana

join:2010-07-16
Johnstown, PA
reply to wolfsmane
I'm not sure about pricing, we are currently redoing packages to add this new feature, but I can confirm we're getting the MegaMax, starting March 1st. Not sure about pricing, but speeds will be about 15Mb down and 1.5 up. In some areas, download may be a little higher, but I can't say yet for sure at this point. Will post more details as I have them!

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1

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When you say redoing...

Does that mean the other tiers will increase as well?

If so, do you know what the other packages will be?

Additionally:

Do you know when/if this will be available here in Johnstown?

And also, what are the business tiers going to change to?

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to abbDana
Thanks AbbDana, for the reply.

saguakid

join:2011-02-25
Miami Beach, FL
reply to wolfsmane
I recently updated to the maximum speed package a week ago of 12Mb/s..So far Im good,I get Downloads from torrents of 14mb/s..I live in North beach,not too far from the office and I see lot of people complaining,Im happy with the service and will upgrade to the 16 Mb/s when comes,If you live in Miami beach,the best choice is abb,We dont have any other cable provider and att is really slow..Will be nice to get those 16 MB/s.
»www.speedtest.net/result/1174286005.png

robry
Premium
join:2007-04-07
Bellefonte, PA
reply to wolfsmane
Good luck to anyone with this in the Johnstown area, unless some major things happened to their network/equipment, I doubt this will be 15Mbit all the time.

I'm glad I moved to a different area with comcast docsis 3.0. You can't even compare the two services.

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to wolfsmane
Let down by ABB again. Yes, they are offering MegaMax HSI - but at a whopping 10mb down, a whole 2mb faster than their Max tier. Which means the true speed will be at or right above the 6mb DSL I am currently getting.

Seriously!!??

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1

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Ugh, what's the upload speed at?

EDIT: this is now available for most people.

I just ordered it myself.




I literally was on the phone for less than 5 minutes (including the wait).

Thanks ABB!

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
scrawnyb, what was the price package?

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
$54.99 here in Johnstown, PA (there's an AtlanticBB office here)

I'm seeing speeds of 15-16Mbit down, and 1.4-1.6Mbit up

Happy so far, but we'll see if this lasts.

Also, here's all of the tiers available for Johnstown, PA

MegaMax ($54.99)
15Mbps/1.5Mbps

Max ($48.95-59.95)
10Mbps/1.0Mbps

Preferred ($38.95-$49.95)
5Mbps/768Kbps

Starter ($26.95 - $33.95)
1.0Mbps/512Kbps


wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
/Jealous.

Thanks

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
You might want to double check the site man. It looks like the prices/plans are the same in you area too...

»www.atlanticbb.com/wfmegamaxserv···i&page=7

robry
Premium
join:2007-04-07
Bellefonte, PA
reply to ScrawnyB
I'm curious how long it will run that fast.

also what part of johnstown are you in? I was in Geistown/Richland area, super overloaded node and it would routinely run slower than advertised.

not sure if they changed things, but one thing they did was setup the configuration files so that the 'max' you could get is 8000bits, well once you add overhead, etc, the highest you would do is 7.6Mbit, which is less than '8Mbit' service.

surprised you're seeing 15Mbit, that's all.

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
I'm in the West End area. Speeds here have been mostly consistent, some minimal afternoon/evening drops, but nothing major.

Yeah, I'm amazed that I'm seeing over the advertised 15/1.5 to speeds around 16/1.6 to be honest.

It appears that they finally are accounting for overhead

... and at only ~$6 more than the Max service, the upgrade is well worth it.

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
WOW! Thats just crazy!

I swear earlier today it was listed at 10mb/1mb

Thanks for pointing it out. LOL!

robry
Premium
join:2007-04-07
Bellefonte, PA
reply to ScrawnyB
good deal, I'm glad they finally got their act together. I'd have upgraded but I moved to Ligonier. Got comcast 22/5 business. Not even on the same page.

saguakid

join:2011-02-25
Miami Beach, FL
reply to wolfsmane
This is what I got in Miami beach area and very happy


wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
I got it yesterday, and this is the best it can do.

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
Wolfsmane,

Can you rule out the possibility that its a networking issue on your end?

For example, depending on your connection type/medium (wired or wireless), your speeds can be lower on wireless (even on wired if it's less than 100Mbit or configured wrong)

Also, some older routers only have a 10BaseT connection to the WAN interface, so you would see speeds Under 10Mbit.

What is your connection setup exactly (router? wired/wireless/usb?, etc...)

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
Thanks scrawnyb.

I have it directly wired, no router yet. I have it wired with ethernet cable, not usb.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
I just upgraded, lets see how long these speeds will last around here, my speeds were crap before, lets see if these speeds last

Last Result:
Download Speed: 14616 kbps (1827 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1629 kbps (203.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Friday, March 04, 2011 1:18:44 PM
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Sometimes "The Majority" only means all the fools are on the same side.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto

1 edit
reply to wolfsmane
ya the "upgrade" didnt do anything about my speed issues, i still get under 600K/sec on every test EVERY afternoon..
Last Result:
Download Speed: 4632 kbps (579 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1619 kbps (202.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:14:59 PM

I think that if i dont get half the speed im suppose get, i think i should only have to pay for half of my bill!
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Sometimes "The Majority" only means all the fools are on the same side.

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
seems like we're in the same boat!

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
Here's mine I just ran. Here's the kicker - when downloading a large file from newsgroups, while using my DSL 6mb/down connection, I consistently have speeds from 5.8mb to 7mb. When downloading the same using ABB, my speed ranges from 1.6mb to 3.8mb. The hisgest speed I've seen using ABB with the newsgroups is a couple of spikes of around 4.8mb, but just briefly.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
heres my latest test, my connection is fine and i get max speed when downloading after midnight and before 4pm in the afternoon, but right around 5pm EVERY day, my connection takes a nose dive, i cant even play xbox because it causes me to redbar in halo and call of duty in the middle of the afternoon

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3609 kbps (451.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1620 kbps (202.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Monday, March 07, 2011 7:19:44 PM

Ive had atleast 8 techs at my house in the last year and a half to fix this, its a ON going issue that hasn't ever been fixed, and if the dsl around here wasnt only 3Mb/256K, i would switch..
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Sometimes "The Majority" only means all the fools are on the same side.

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
The fastest mine gets is around 9mb, early in the morning.

Have your techs come to any conclusion as to why such poor performance?

I haven't canceled my DSL yet, because if this doesn't change, I'll be dropping ABB like a hot potato!