said by Crookshanks:I had the same issues, you know why? Time Warner Cable was the last to upgrade their plants. They packed on as many users onto docsis 1.x nodes, which doesn't have the capacity nor enough channels to support many users. said by pizz:
Many years ago i can understand that node congestion was an issue, due to the equipment not being easily available due to the tech. But as time progressed and better tech came into the market place, and vendors supplying said equipment at huge mark-downs.. Congestion was a non-issue.
Really? As recently as 14 or 15 months ago I had to bail on TWC because my peak hour (8pm to 1am) speeds weren't enough to stream Netflix. I was paying for "Roadrunner Turbo" 15mbit/s service and was lucky to get T-1 speeds during those hours. I even had a PM dialogue about it with a TWC engineer on this site, who admitted that my node was maxed out during those hours.
3mbit/s DSL from Verizon ultimately turned out to be better even though it only had 20% of the bandwidth on paper. What good is a 15mbit/s connection if you can only achieve that speed at 4am? Perhaps it has value to the late night porn addicts but beyond that it's useless.
said by pizz:
But as of now in 2012. The 'congestion' boogeyman is simply more than what i described above, or a pure-cash grab. 50gb for 10 bucks is simply absurd.
Billing for bytes is absurd period. The billing should really be for the utilized bandwidth rate in bit/s but that would be substantially harder to explain to the average end user, hence billing by the byte.