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NormanS
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reply to Happydude32

Re: [TWC] Virtually All TWC Customers Face $3.95 Modem Rental Fe

said by Happydude32:

As for the prices of DSL, sorry, I don’t keep up with outdated and obsolete technology. I don’t go online and look at what blank audio cassette tapes are selling for these days, and I definitely don’t look at what’s going on in the dead land of DSL.

Fair enough. But some people still prefer sail over power, some people still prefer archery over firearms, and some people would rather pay under $20 for outdated and obsolete tech; and apply the difference (can be as much as $25 a month in Comcastland!) to other, more pleasurable, things.
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Happydude32
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And if you live less than a few feet away from the CO your 15Mb speed drops like a rock. DSL is an old outdated technology that has no place in the modern world. Craprizon is my phone company, living in a rural area 10-15 miles from the CO meant no chance of DSL…until remote terminals came about in around 2006. My aunt who lives around the corner, whose house I can see out my back window, can get Craprizon’s DSL via a remote terminal. I cannot, why I don’t know, but I do not care. The max speed she can get is 1.5Mb downstream. I can’t live with anything less than my 50Mb Wideband.

Last Sunday I went into work for a few hours, to take care of some stuff. We have a 1.5Mb connection. I brought in my tablet so I could stream some NFL Sunday Ticket and Red Zone. That lame 1.5Mb connection couldn’t even stream my football without buffering every few seconds. When people ask me to clean out their computers, I usually do a reformat, but always take their towers at home. Even at a 10 or 20 Mb connection, do you have any idea how much faster it is just to download a few year’s worth of updates with a 50Mb connection versus whatever they have.

I can just imagine the typical DSL connection completely choking while I stream DirecTV Red Zone on one tablet with the DirecTV app, NFL Red Zone using the TW app on the other tablet, while downloading 10 years worth of update to the neighbors Window XP machine while other things are going on, on my network. With over 20 internet enabled devices in my network, I cannot imagine slooooooooooooooow DSL being much fun to put up with.
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NormanS
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1 recommendation

said by Happydude32:

And if you live less more than a few feet away from the CO your 15Mb speed drops like a rock.

I think you meant to type ... and at 9,156 feet my mother still gets 4.8Mb/s.

DSL is an old outdated technology that has no place in the modern world.

Damned if I am going to pay $50 a month for cable Internet. I will do with dial-up, or do without; absent "outdated and obsolescent" DSL technology.

Craprizon is my phone company ... I can’t live with anything less than my 50Mb Wideband.

Some of us (more than a few of us) can live without 50Mb/s Wideband. And we have the choice with DSL technology.

Last Sunday I went into work for a few hours, to take care of some stuff. We have a 1.5Mb connection. I brought in my tablet so I could stream some NFL Sunday Ticket and Red Zone ...

I can absolutely live without NFL, MLB, and the rest.

... With over 20 internet enabled devices in my network, I cannot imagine slooooooooooooooow DSL being much fun to put up with.

I can't imagine having over twenty Internet connected devices; even in the 2200 sq. ft. "mansion" I had been living in, much less my current studio apartment!
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Happydude32
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Yes, I meant more. Thank you. Sorry, 5Mb is unacceptable for almost 2013. Considering all you have to do is read the front page of this very biased anti-cable site to see stories about the telcos bleeding DSL subscribers to the cable companies, it’s pretty obvious that people want more speed and are dumping DSL in droves for cable broadband. And the lame telcos like A Fee&Fee and Craprizon are completely abandoning their DSL infrastructure to focus on their extremely low capped wireless services. As a sports fanatic (NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, some NCAA football and trying to get into the UFC), I cannot live without both TV and online access to my favorite teams, players and drivers. It’s really not much out of ordinary to have 20 internet devices, considering just about every electronic device you buy these days is wifi enabled or has an Ethernet jack. I miscounted, I actually have only 19 internet enabled devices. Two desktops, laptop, TV, two blu ray players, A/V Receiver, Xbox 360, PS3, two tablets, smartphone, MP3 Player, two DirecTV DVRs, Sprint Airave, two ancient Windows Pocket PCs, internet enabled printer.
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NormanS
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said by Happydude32:

Sorry, 5Mb is unacceptable for almost 2013.

The year is irrelevant. And 5Mb/s is an acceptable alternative to surrendering my first born son AND left nut for "blazing fast" cable Internet.

We aren't all millionaires with Porsches and Jaguars.
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hobgoblin
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reply to Happydude32
" I miscounted, I actually have only 19 internet enabled devices. Two desktops, laptop, TV, two blu ray players, A/V Receiver, Xbox 360, PS3, two tablets, smartphone, MP3 Player, two DirecTV DVRs, Sprint Airave, two ancient Windows Pocket PCs, internet enabled printer."

You are using them all at the same time?

Hob
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Happydude32
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reply to NormanS
quote:
The year is irrelevant. And 5Mb/s is an acceptable alternative to surrendering my first born son AND left nut for "blazing fast" cable Internet.
Actually its completely relevant. I’m an electronics geek and live for technology. I had 5Mb broadband back in 2005, if I still was at the speed I’d be appalled. As time goes by, things get bigger, faster, more stable and reliable, and I enjoy keeping up with the latest advancements in technology.

quote:
You are using them all at the same time?
I’d say at most 5-7 devices are using network resources on any given Sunday during football and the race. Right now two computers are in use, the Xbox is downloading updates, the DirecTV DVR is downloading Boardwalk Empire on HBO On Demand and I’m streaming Sirius XM from my tablet to the Jambox.

The faster downstream/upstream speeds are nice, especially when I was on vacation a few months ago. I used the backdoor way to stream TWC TV without having to be directly on your home network. Using Team Viewer to remote desktop into connect to my home computer and stream the TWC TV in the browser while I was in Ohio. Hooked my laptop up to the hotel TV via HDMI and it was just like I was at home. Between the nice wideband connection at home and being in a decent Sprint 4G area I was all set.
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hobgoblin
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1 recommendation

Slingbox is better btw.

Hob


NormanS
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reply to Happydude32
said by Happydude32:

Actually its completely relevant. I’m an electronics geek and live for technology.

My condolences. I use technology, but I don't live for it. I have better things to do with my money.

Which reminds me; it is time to pick up 's PIECES2, which, oddly enough, costs the same as the difference between what I'd pay for "blazing fast" cable Internet from Comcast, and what I currently pay for my "tortoise slow" DSL from Sonic.net, LLC.
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jig

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reply to hobgoblin
said by hobgoblin:

Slingbox is better btw.

Hob

you'd think that TW would just offer something similar to their users - built into the set top box if necessary, or just through a web connection tied to user MACs and an account password.

i'm sure there are contract issues, but i bet a license through sling would sort things out.
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