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45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to Os

Re: And yet.....

That's not entirely accurate. It's really only AT&T that sucks major ass nation wide. Smaller phone companies like CenturyLink or Sonic.net are doing a better job than AT&T.

I saw 40/20 Mbps DSL from CenturyLink in Phoenix, AZ for $50 a month for example. Sonic.net has been offering 40 Mbps DSL for a while now and they're working on 1 Gbps fiber projects in California.

Unfortunately AT&T is a monopoly again so that "joke known as the phone company"... is probably AT&T, no matter where you live.


Os

join:2011-01-26
US

And CenturyLink is jumping on to the cap as well next month.

In the former Sprint areas here, CenturyLink is offering a slumlord connection that maxes out at 5 Mbps. Same with Frontier in the dumped Verizon areas of WV.


Stumbles

join:2002-12-17
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
reply to 45612019

Actually I think they all suck. For over a decade all of them have made all sorts of assertions and promises if a merger was OKed, if some municipality would not do their own ISP service, if this or that and some other thing did or did not happen that it would be a boon to competition and all manner of manna falling to the consumer.

Instead its done nothing but create duopolies and nothing for real competition while the consumer gained very little.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to 45612019

said by 45612019:

That's not entirely accurate. It's really only AT&T that sucks major ass nation wide. Smaller phone companies like CenturyLink or Sonic.net are doing a better job than AT&T.

Centurylink can only give me 5mbps dsl here and 10mbps for the rest of the area. The cable company can offer up to 100 Mbps.

Where CL has its prism service, sure it does match or exceed the cableco offerings but that is a small minority of their service area.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to 45612019

I wouldn't call Sonic an actual threat or even competition to ATT or a phone company. They're one a Reseller/CLEC that NEEDS ATT to survive.

If ATT ever decided to bring Project Lightspeed back out of the closet and deploy full FTTH like they have in several of the Ameritech Regions Sonic would nothing more than an Earthlink/AOL trying to stay alive on dial-up, and later become history along with other resellers.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to 45612019

CenturyLink...not so hot, depending on the area. Comcast has 105M DOCSIS 3 internet. CenturyLink? 12M, tops...



45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

Whoo, 105 Mbps with a 250 GB bandwidth cap, can't wait to use up my monthly allotment of bandwidth in 4 hours!

For the last time: Comcast does not offer residential connections faster than 1 Mbps as long as they have that cap.


chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

You would deal worse being Canadian. Rogers 150 GB, uh oh


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast
reply to 45612019

CenLink caps too now.

At any rate, I use less than 250GB per month most of the time, and if I consistently used more it's not much of an upcharge to move to business class. I'd take Comcast's options (which do include uncapped connections) over CenLink's any day of the week.



battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to Os

Guess who has caps too... EPB. I tried to get a quote for a 4th feed from EPB and 4 or 5 emails later they finally told me there were caps. If I remember correctly 30Mb was around 150-200Gb. The bigger problem was that they were unwilling to do establish a BGP session with us at any price.



keithps
Premium
join:2002-06-26
Soddy Daisy, TN
Reviews:
·EPB Fiber Optics

said by battleop:

Guess who has caps too... EPB. I tried to get a quote for a 4th feed from EPB and 4 or 5 emails later they finally told me there were caps. If I remember correctly 30Mb was around 150-200Gb. The bigger problem was that they were unwilling to do establish a BGP session with us at any price.

I know you're super anti-EPB guy so I'm probably just wasting my time, but EPB doesn't have caps on residential lines at least. I know, I've used over 500GB a month for a year now and I haven't heard a word.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

I was working on a commercial account not residential account. Maybe they are different or maybe you get a cap depending on the type of customer you are.