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Nemrosim

join:2012-05-10
reply to DelmarPip

Re: TWC Dallas, New Speed, Ultimate 75

Indeed it does, my question what is the roll out time frame? or is this just a push to compete against FIOS?

Snowknight26

join:2011-04-06
reply to txfeinbergs
I managed to speak with a really nice service tech the othe day when I had a small issue with the new package.

The jist of our conversation was that that the DFW area will be getting 100/20 (wasn't sure on the upload) in the next 3 months or so, around the time that they increase the downstream bonded channels to 8. That also means the last two analog channels (Comedy Central and one more) are going away.


RTaylor1

@emc.com
reply to txfeinbergs
Those of you who were bumped up, can you confirm if your My Services shows Ultimate 50 or 75? I upgraded mine last night and the rep swore I was at 75 yet all speed tests had me at 50 mbps. When I checked my account just now it's showing me as Ultimate 50. Thanks!


mromero
Premium
join:2000-12-07
The O.C.
kudos:1
reply to Snowknight26
cant wait til this hits my area.


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
reply to RTaylor1
said by RTaylor1 :

Those of you who were bumped up, can you confirm if your My Services shows Ultimate 50 or 75? I upgraded mine last night and the rep swore I was at 75 yet all speed tests had me at 50 mbps. When I checked my account just now it's showing me as Ultimate 50. Thanks!

Mine shows ultimate 75 upgrade specific.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4
reply to Snowknight26
said by Snowknight26:

I managed to speak with a really nice service tech the othe day when I had a small issue with the new package.

The jist of our conversation was that that the DFW area will be getting 100/20 (wasn't sure on the upload) in the next 3 months or so, around the time that they increase the downstream bonded channels to 8. That also means the last two analog channels (Comedy Central and one more) are going away.

not surprising as I have seen the writing on the wall since last year when the enabled upstream bonding and added the 5th and 6th downstream channels. By the way these are the channels moving to digital:

Dallas Metro (860MHz)
CSPAN
EWTN
WGN America
G4

Greenville/Commerce (750MHz)
CSPAN
EWTN
WGN America
truTV

wcastro

join:2013-02-18
Dallas, TX
reply to txfeinbergs
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I found the Ultimate 75 by calling if I could get the new reduce price on my Ultimate 50.

buckweet1980

join:2011-12-31
Allen, TX
It's exciting for me to read this, I'm going to be moving to the Dallas Metro area later this year. I'm going to seek out a home in a FIOS area so I can have the choice of TW or FIOS. Currently I live in Pittsburgh and have FIOS from VZ. Comcast is the cable provider around here and they have caps, even tho unforced at the moment though. I'm seeking a FIOS area as I'm afraid that TW will implement caps in the DFW area like they've been talking about in other areas. I work from home and don't want to be limited.

This proves competition creates a better product. Meanwhile my brother in law lives in Columbus, OH and 50Mbps is the fastest they have. No word on if/when they're going to be able to get higher. There's nothing forcing TW there due to lack of competition.


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
said by buckweet1980:

It's exciting for me to read this, I'm going to be moving to the Dallas Metro area later this year. I'm going to seek out a home in a FIOS area so I can have the choice of TW or FIOS. Currently I live in Pittsburgh and have FIOS from VZ. Comcast is the cable provider around here and they have caps, even tho unforced at the moment though. I'm seeking a FIOS area as I'm afraid that TW will implement caps in the DFW area like they've been talking about in other areas. I work from home and don't want to be limited.

This proves competition creates a better product. Meanwhile my brother in law lives in Columbus, OH and 50Mbps is the fastest they have. No word on if/when they're going to be able to get higher. There's nothing forcing TW there due to lack of competition.

FIOS does not cover all areas of DFW.

BJR

join:2012-10-04
Dallas, TX
Wanna hear something funny!?

I got my bill around the 8th and they were charging me an extra $100 for the "free" upgrade that Signature Home are suppose to get. The billing person told me to just pay it and they would credit me the error for next month's bill but I told them that I was not going to pay for their error. After a few minutes they told me to just pay what I normally pay and it should be fine but I got the feeling the billing person just said that to get me off the phone. *sigh*

anyone else in dallas going/went through that with the new speeds and Signature Home?


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4
said by BJR:

Wanna hear something funny!?

I got my bill around the 8th and they were charging me an extra $100 for the "free" upgrade that Signature Home are suppose to get. The billing person told me to just pay it and they would credit me the error for next month's bill but I told them that I was not going to pay for their error. After a few minutes they told me to just pay what I normally pay and it should be fine but I got the feeling the billing person just said that to get me off the phone. *sigh*

anyone else in dallas going/went through that with the new speeds and Signature Home?

I would call back and make sure that charge goes away. When the news leaked about the 75Mbps tier it is supposed to be free with signature home and people have ultimate by itself without signature home had to call in and upgrade to the new ultimate tier.

I also have a feeling in about 2 or 3 months we should be seeing the 7th and 8th downstream channels on the internet finally as TWC is relocating QAMs that are on 675MHz and 681MHz to new locations on or about march 5th according to this months second legal notice that mentions several clear QAM channels requiring a rescan on the 5th of march to keep viewing. so I am guessing that the SDV QAMs on 771MHz and 777MHz will move to 675MHz and 681MHz to make room for new DOCSIS QAMs on 120 (771MHz) and 121 (777MHz).


warlock56
Premium
join:2002-07-31
Arlington, TX
Where do you find the legal notices?

Snowknight26

join:2011-04-06
They should have been mailed to you.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4
reply to warlock56
said by warlock56:

Where do you find the legal notices?

»findnsave.dallasnews.com/Local-A···24331565

jca2050
Premium
join:2002-02-04
Dallas, TX
reply to buckweet1980
said by buckweet1980:

It's exciting for me to read this, I'm going to be moving to the Dallas Metro area later this year. I'm going to seek out a home in a FIOS area so I can have the choice of TW or FIOS. Currently I live in Pittsburgh and have FIOS from VZ. Comcast is the cable provider around here and they have caps, even tho unforced at the moment though. I'm seeking a FIOS area as I'm afraid that TW will implement caps in the DFW area like they've been talking about in other areas. I work from home and don't want to be limited.

This proves competition creates a better product. Meanwhile my brother in law lives in Columbus, OH and 50Mbps is the fastest they have. No word on if/when they're going to be able to get higher. There's nothing forcing TW there due to lack of competition.

If you can move into a FiOS area, get it. I had it for over 5 years until I moved recently into a non-FiOS area. I would never choose xDSL or cable over FiOS, it's just too good.

MDNTX

join:2013-03-19
Arlington, TX
reply to txfeinbergs


I'm in South Arlington/Mansfield and switched to TWC from U-verse thanks to this thread. THANK YOU! The installation was a nightmare, but the service is fantastic!


djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·VOIPO
reply to horseshoe
said by horseshoe:

motorola870
Is the Ultimate 75 available in the lowly LA market?

LA is never first. We even delay our own live broadcasts.
--
AT&T U-Hearse - RIP Unlimited Internet 1995-2011
Rethink Billable.


WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
Premium
join:2005-06-21
Irvine, CA
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME
said by djrobx:

said by horseshoe:

motorola870
Is the Ultimate 75 available in the lowly LA market?

LA is never first. We even delay our own live broadcasts.

Just got 50/5 here in Claremont. Would've been nice to get 75 down.

Oh well, maybe soon?

MDNTX

join:2013-03-19
Arlington, TX
reply to MDNTX
Billing update -

First bill was $421.78 of which $219.95 were one-time fees. Fortunately I was able to have the fees and applicable taxes removed with one phone call explaining the absolute cluster of an installation that occurred.

Total recurring monthly bill with taxes is $168.38 which will drop once I buy my own modem and a couple of Roku 3 boxes.


OtherguyTX

join:2004-01-06
Irving, TX
reply to txfeinbergs
Does anybody know what all the tiers are and the speeds tied to them


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
said by OtherguyTX:

Does anybody know what all the tiers are and the speeds tied to them

I've had the 30/5, 50/5, and now 75/5. I think there are lower tiers as well.

Nemrosim

join:2012-05-10
So will this ever spread farther than just Dallas area or? Cmon TWC lets compete i have money you give me speed.

patt2k

join:2009-01-16
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to MDNTX
said by MDNTX:

Billing update -

First bill was $421.78 of which $219.95 were one-time fees. Fortunately I was able to have the fees and applicable taxes removed with one phone call explaining the absolute cluster of an installation that occurred.

Total recurring monthly bill with taxes is $168.38 which will drop once I buy my own modem and a couple of Roku 3 boxes.



Wow sucks to see you getting ripped off so bad.. I pay 84.99$ w/taxes and rental fee for 1 box is 95$ (with fios prime hd tv)



Elyria

join:2011-10-12
Elyria, OH
quote:
Wow sucks to see you getting ripped off so bad..

He's getting ripped Off ? You're the one using Verizon

patt2k

join:2009-01-16
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
said by Elyria:

quote:
Wow sucks to see you getting ripped off so bad..

He's getting ripped Off ? You're the one using Verizon

Yes he is. I pay 84.99 without taxes for 75/35 + TV , TWC offers at least in NY market 89.99 with turbo internet.