said by thecrisis:
On the 25/2 package - I've noticed very slow peak speeds this month as well in Astoria, Queens. Stange thing is that it's been only happening in the last couple weeks or so. Before then, rock solid 25/2 on my DOCSIS 3 modem.
Note sure why I'm not getting updates on this post but thats another story.
I have to agree that peak speeds have deteriorated on my 50/6 connection as well. However, when I was on 25/2 I didn't really care much of the speeds during peak time. I opted to continue my RCN connection for the month I had FiOS, just to see how stable FiOS was (It was blazing) and hence I ignored my RCN connection. I suspect things got worse during that time.
I had cancelled RCN near the end of the FiOS trial (well it wasn't a "trial" until verizon decided to cut my service off). But ended up going back to RCN for the 50/6 package and ever since, speeds have been nothing short of crap during peak times. Sometimes bordering close to 5-7 mbps between 8-9 pm. Upload seems to stay unaffected.
Hope they do something soon. I might just schedule a tech appt for a saturday to show them how bad things are. Any other day (meaning before 5pm) would just be normal so they won't "see" what "bad" speeds are.
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