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Network Guy
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reply to n2jtx

Re: It's that time of year again

said by n2jtx:

I contacted CV support and they said there are issues with the network due to line damage from Sandy. If I understand their reasoning, various nodes are overwhelmed due to insufficient bandwidth on the remaining cables.

Not sure if I buy that. It's back to normal for me now at 6:46AM.




n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

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said by Network Guy:

Not sure if I buy that. It's back to normal for me now at 6:46AM.

My service is also back to normal in the morning and during the day too. In a way it makes sense. Not many people around during the day using their service. At night, everybody is on and the lack of bandwidth becomes apparent rather quickly.

It is getting rather annoying and if I do not see a nighttime improvement soon, I'll contact them again. Funny thing is FiOS is now an easy option. My old POTS line got knocked out during the storm and Verizon decided that rather than fix the copper line they would replace it with FiOS. The only thing it is providing is a dialtone for my landline but all the FiOS hardware is installed and can provide any FiOS service. All Verizon has to do is provision it.
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Network Guy
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My only other options are Clear and Verizon DSL, neither of which appeal to be at present price points and value. But if this doesn't improve, I may walk as well. This is bullshit.



kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Fios has shown us that the whole 'cable is shared thus bandwidth/speed will get degraded' has really worn thin on most of us. Any ISP should be able to handle all its customers it signs up without any slowdown. Oversubscribing when this time of year rolls around really bites any cable ISP in the ass.


Network Guy
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Every residential ISP oversubscribes. It's the nature of the business. I wouldn't imagine it being cost-effective to reserve a certain amount of bandwidth for each customer at the current customer price points. Cablevision might be one of the fewer ISPs offering unlimited, un-metered service but that doesn't mean it costs them any less to provide that.

I'm just saying that they need to keep in check those abusing the local pipe. I'm aware of my generous upload speed capability, doesn't mean that I'm willingly going to use it all the time disregarding the potential impact on everyone else.


TheWiseGuy
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Upload speeds that low in the past, have to the best of my knowledge, not been due to congestion. I assume you have posted in the direct forum. When they occurred to me a year or 2 ago, they managed to fix it pretty fast after I posted in that forum.
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Network Guy
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I've been taking the wait-and-see approach. I know it will eventually go away. But if it doesn't in a couple days, I will post there.


TheWiseGuy
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Well, I rarely upload so I did not care as I was still seeing good download speeds (I only have standard). It went on for weeks before I posted. It was cleared up within 2 days after I posted.
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Network Guy
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I clocked in 48/7 just now, right around the time frame when the slowdown was happening. Guess it's fixed.

Woo yay