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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

More of nothing

Realistically speaking one only needs 15/5. I have 25/25 because I do a lot of cloud stuff, and TWC is 30/5 which sucks for cloud. Cloud needs uplink...

Anything above that is for pure convenience. I can run VMW view on a 3MB link just fine, so cloud is not an issue).

And 15/5 is 15/5 -- there is no TWC lucky to see 5Mbs on a 15/2.

What would be disappointing is that they introduce caps after doubling bandwidth when everyone knows that bandwidth isn't a problem for VZ and even TWC in my area (considering only 2 neighbors on my block still have TWC )

My neighbor pays $160 for TWC (triple play, 5 TV) which is a bigtime rip. I told them to get fios double play, move phone to GV-> Cell and pay $85/month. Then buy some roku boxes for the kids. So save $60-$70/month.

If they cap the first thing to go will be phone, and then people will pull cable (go OTA or internet) and then they will be left wondering why they put caps in when margins are already sick (60%+).

In NY my phone only cost $4 in taxes (it's IP) so it was actually more expensive to do the double play (they like it that way). Sooner of later that is going to cause me to leave.

They have also dropped 5 channels in the last few months, and added zero. They were junk, but then 90% is junk so keep pruning.

Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06
Still, it's progress. Someday I hope to be streaming holographic porn at 1Tbps.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to elefante72
I have 35/35 and to say one only needs 15/5 isn't true in a house with lots of users that uses a lot of netflix, gaming and downloads I often see my router pushing over 25mbps for a sustained period of times, true one user may not need 35/35 or 75//35 for anything, but multiple users, especially if you have some heavy users can easily be needed to ensure everyone in the house gets a speedy internet connection. I'm looking forward to the additional bandwidth.

ptbarnett

join:2002-09-30
Lewisville, TX
reply to elefante72
said by elefante72:

Realistically speaking one only needs 15/5.

I have 25/25, and was considering a bump to 35/35. I telecommute, and typically move a lot of data to/from either my company's servers or a customer. I downloaded a 40GB VM image a few days ago.

15/5 may be enough for casual users. But, I appreciate having the option for more, especially at a reasonable increment in cost.


cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27
reply to elefante72
Hmm, Verizon caps...reminds me of selling cars with more horsepower, but tripling the fines for speeding... enabling!

Seriously, I have the 15/5 and it speedtests out at 25/15 or lower at 25/10. So I am not complaining

I'd go back to FiOSTV bundle if it were $75/month for ExtremeHD+25/25 (currently listed as $99/mnth not including taxes, etc). I don't miss those repeating shows, dis-infommercials for idiots, monthly channel-lineup changes ...
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bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to elefante72
I pretty much always get 5 mbit uploads on my TWC D3 cable modem. I really only test FTP over VPN to my office - but that's still a pretty fair test with VPN overhead and congestion at my office.


moldypickle

join:2009-01-04
Haughton, LA
kudos:2
reply to Wilsdom
holographic porn ftw!!!!! LMAO


JRW2
R.I.P. Mom, Brian, Ziggy, Max and Zen.
Premium
join:2004-12-20
La La Land
kudos:5
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reply to elefante72
said by elefante72:

Realistically speaking one only needs 15/5.

I love when people make statements like this.
How do you know what anyone "needs"?

Just because you are satisfied with that speed, or find it excessive, does not mean every other user out there feels the same way.

I have speeds in excess of what you feel anyone needs, and there are many times when I can peg it without torrents or downloading porn....
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JPL
Premium
join:2007-04-04
Downingtown, PA
kudos:4
reply to MovieLover76
said by MovieLover76:

I have 35/35 and to say one only needs 15/5 isn't true in a house with lots of users that uses a lot of netflix, gaming and downloads I often see my router pushing over 25mbps for a sustained period of times, true one user may not need 35/35 or 75//35 for anything, but multiple users, especially if you have some heavy users can easily be needed to ensure everyone in the house gets a speedy internet connection. I'm looking forward to the additional bandwidth.

This is exactly right. People who make the claim that you don't 'need' x speed don't seem to understand that there are households with LOTS of connected devices. There are 7 of us in our house - and between the BD players, smart TV, computers, kindles, ipod touches, DSis, and other gaming systems (not to mention the fact that Verizon handles VOD via their IP feed), we're continually straining even our 35 Mbps download speed.


rtcy
FACTS only please
Premium
join:1999-10-16
Norwalk, CA
reply to elefante72
said by elefante72:

Realistically speaking one only needs 15/5. I have 25/25 because I do a lot of cloud stuff, and TWC is 30/5 which sucks for cloud. Cloud needs uplink...

Anything above that is for pure convenience. I can run VMW view on a 3MB link just fine, so cloud is not an issue).

And 15/5 is 15/5 -- there is no TWC lucky to see 5Mbs on a 15/2.

What would be disappointing is that they introduce caps after doubling bandwidth when everyone knows that bandwidth isn't a problem for VZ and even TWC in my area (considering only 2 neighbors on my block still have TWC )

My neighbor pays $160 for TWC (triple play, 5 TV) which is a bigtime rip. I told them to get fios double play, move phone to GV-> Cell and pay $85/month. Then buy some roku boxes for the kids. So save $60-$70/month.

If they cap the first thing to go will be phone, and then people will pull cable (go OTA or internet) and then they will be left wondering why they put caps in when margins are already sick (60%+).

In NY my phone only cost $4 in taxes (it's IP) so it was actually more expensive to do the double play (they like it that way). Sooner of later that is going to cause me to leave.

They have also dropped 5 channels in the last few months, and added zero. They were junk, but then 90% is junk so keep pruning.

dropping channel is what pisses me off the most. they force you to abide by the contract then they drop channels and tell you it's in the contract, and of course they force you into the 2 year, they sort of went back on their word to do 1 year. at least here in California