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wdh280
TWC Extreme

join:2001-10-13
Middletown, OH

[TWC] Upgraded to Extreme 30/5

I just upgraded to Extreme 30/5 so far so good. I like it so far seems my Arris TG852G is holding the speeds good. Is it worth going to the Ultimate 50/5 for another 20 bucks a month?



Racerbob
Premium
join:2001-06-24
Webster, NY
kudos:1

Is there a reason why you really need 50 down ? I am very happy with the 30/5 level. But after my 1 year deal ends I am probably bumping back down to Turbo level. I really do not do enough downloading to even justify having 30 down, but I do like the upload speed.



AhnHEL
Angel
Premium
join:2000-09-11
Bayside, NY
reply to wdh280

If you download often or have a rather large family all using their computers, surfing, downloading, streaming and gaming at the same time, then I say go for it.
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Do you remember when House began?



wdh280
TWC Extreme

join:2001-10-13
Middletown, OH
reply to wdh280

Thanks for the reply's! Maybe 3 will be the most on at once here at my place. That's 2 on Netflix or Vudu and one surfing or downloading on the net. But the Netflix watchers will be watching HD and Vudu be in HDX. Just want to make sure it all can be handle with the current speeds.



wdh280
TWC Extreme

join:2001-10-13
Middletown, OH
reply to wdh280

Yea i'm loving the speed 30/5!




btbrossard
Premium
join:2004-11-10
Burlington, WI
reply to wdh280

We have 30/5, mainly for the faster upload speed (we upload a lot to flickr and such) and it's working well for my family.

I'm not sure - for us - it's worth it to go to 50/5. If the upload speed was higher as well, it would be a better value.



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I never knew how much time I could waste on the Internet before it was so fast!


wdh280
TWC Extreme

join:2001-10-13
Middletown, OH

Yea the thinking the same if they up the upload then i'll upgrade!



cousintim

join:2004-10-10
Dallas, TX

Call me a caveman but I'm loving my Standard for $30/month.



ds5v50

join:2003-01-22
Fremont, OH

When it becomes available here, it will only increase my cost from turbo @ 39$ to extreme 51$ If the speeds stay consistent I will feel I got my money's worth.



juilinsandar
Texas Gooner
Premium
join:2000-07-17
San Benito, TX
reply to wdh280

Is 15/1 the new standard plan? In my area it's still 10/1, but turbo was upgraded recently to 20/2.
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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Sir Winston Churchill


dw3bb10

join:2008-11-01
reply to wdh280

I just upgrade from 30/5 to 50/5 and I LOVE it!



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
reply to juilinsandar

said by juilinsandar:

Is 15/1 the new standard plan? In my area it's still 10/1, but turbo was upgraded recently to 20/2.

standard has powerboost which is why they are seeing 15Mbps down and 1Mbps upload. The consistent download is 10Mbps on standard after powerboost.

Although on 50/5 and 30/5 tiers there seems to be some over provisioning to make sure you are getting the full 50/5 or 30/5 speeds.

I regularly get 31Mbps down and 5.13 Mbps up on extreme.

It also helps that my area has a total of 232.8 Mbps (6 downstreams*38.8Mbps per downstream channel) bandwidth per node for all of the internet traffic as we used to be maxed out at 155.2 Mbps (4 downstreams*38.8Mbps per downstream channel) per node.


cousintim

join:2004-10-10
Dallas, TX
reply to juilinsandar

said by juilinsandar:

Is 15/1 the new standard plan? In my area it's still 10/1, but turbo was upgraded recently to 20/2.

Standard is still listed 10/1 in North Texas (Dallas) but I've been getting a solid 15/1 for the last few months.


Bucolic

@rr.com
reply to wdh280

Does downstream speed vary at different times of day and in relation to how many people in your vicinity are using the Internet?


etaadmin

join:2002-01-17
Dallas, TX
kudos:1

said by Bucolic :

Does downstream speed vary at different times of day and in relation to how many people in your vicinity are using the Internet?

I've noticed a small fluctuation (45 of the provisioned 50 mbps) from speed test server to server. The funny thing is that some servers report 45 while others at the very same time report 50 so I would assume that the difference is due to the specific server's traffic more than node load.

In my neighborhood we have lots of homes (with teenagers) using TWC... so far no node congestion (cross fingers)


cousintim

join:2004-10-10
Dallas, TX
reply to motorola870

said by motorola870:

standard has powerboost which is why they are seeing 15Mbps down and 1Mbps upload. The consistent download is 10Mbps on standard after powerboost.

That is not true, at least for me. I receive a PowerBoost download of about 30 Mbps for about four seconds, then a consistent 15 Mbps.

oldbuzzard

join:2001-12-06
Hudson, OH
reply to wdh280

said by wdh280:

Thanks for the reply's! Maybe 3 will be the most on at once here at my place. That's 2 on Netflix or Vudu and one surfing or downloading on the net. But the Netflix watchers will be watching HD and Vudu be in HDX. Just want to make sure it all can be handle with the current speeds.

Trial is the only way to figure it out. Have someone on Netflix/Vudu/Surfing and see how it works. Better routers load balance better which can impact multi-user performance. Vudu say their HDX service requires 5-9 Mbs and Netflix uses less. Theoretically, you have enough bandwidth at your current tier. YMMV.


btbrossard
Premium
join:2004-11-10
Burlington, WI
reply to Bucolic

said by Bucolic :

Does downstream speed vary at different times of day and in relation to how many people in your vicinity are using the Internet?

In my neighborhood, I've noticed no major speed changes throughout the day. It's always between 29 and 31 down (I'm on the 30/5 plan), even during the evening hours (which used to be a disaster years ago when we had RoadRunner).
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I never knew how much time I could waste on the Internet before it was so fast!

cvb777

join:2011-08-15
Santa Clarita, CA

Upgraded a week ago been getting between 30- 33 upload does not change.



marc3565

join:2009-10-08
reply to wdh280

I'd like to upgrade to Extreme. The web site tells me it's only $10.00 more. But this is way off on what it would really cost me.

Checking with a CSR and my local sales rep I learned a few things.

I have a crazy low priced bundle that's still good for another year(85 a month for 10/1, TV ,phone, DVR and a second STB) +turbo upgrade for$10). If I upped to extreme I would break my bundle and my overall price would go way up.
I'd also start getting charged a modem fee . Today that shows as 2.50 but it's going up to 3.95 in a couple days.



cousintim

join:2004-10-10
Dallas, TX
reply to cousintim

said by cousintim:

said by juilinsandar:

Is 15/1 the new standard plan? In my area it's still 10/1, but turbo was upgraded recently to 20/2.

Standard is still listed 10/1 in North Texas (Dallas) but I've been getting a solid 15/1 for the last few months.

Increase of Standard to 15/1 confirmed.

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