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mdaddyrabbit
Premium
join:2004-02-05
Clinton, NC
kudos:2

When will we upgrade to faster speed

I am in Clinton NC, been at 10M 768Kbps for years. Files are growing bigger and bigger, takes forever to download some. If I call Centurylink/Embarq I get the same old dog and pony speech. Cant even get Prism TV not that I would want it.

Most of the time the 10M is only 6-7M and the 768K is 600K not worth the hassle to argue with support.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

something needs to be done.



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC
reply to mdaddyrabbit

Silence! You will take your 10Mbps and be happy with it. Upgrades? HA HA HA HA!



mdaddyrabbit
Premium
join:2004-02-05
Clinton, NC
kudos:2
reply to mdaddyrabbit

Really annoying to watch the typical speeds for most continue to move up while I sit motionless for years. I am being punished because I am in a small market.



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC

To be honest with you, while upgrades would be fantastic, I'd be happy just to attain the level of service I'm paying for already.



Boss302_1970

join:2009-12-11
reply to mdaddyrabbit

here its 3-5 down and 768 up and if it storms (thunder,lightning) i cant stay online thanks to overhead phone lines. Id even be happy if they could fix it so i could stay online during storms, but they don't care as long as the bill gets paid.


emig5m

join:2004-02-16
Columbia, NJ
reply to mdaddyrabbit

said by mdaddyrabbit:

Really annoying to watch the typical speeds for most continue to move up while I sit motionless for years. I am being punished because I am in a small market.

I hear ya there! What sucks is that I can't let my father use the net (he lives with me) because my connection can barely handle one user in 2013 let alone two people. I use Steam a lot to buy and download games (and demos to try), and also video streaming plus online gaming. Let two people do the same on an 8Mb connection with a 250Gb/limit monthly limit... isn't happening here. I really need at least 20Mb to let other people in the household use the net... (I would pay for highest speed available - I'd get 50Mb if I could....)

Another thing I hate is that I pay more for 8Mb then other companies charge for 50Mb!

emig5m

join:2004-02-16
Columbia, NJ
reply to Boss302_1970

said by Boss302_1970:

here its 3-5 down and 768 up and if it storms (thunder,lightning) i cant stay online thanks to overhead phone lines. Id even be happy if they could fix it so i could stay online during storms, but they don't care as long as the bill gets paid.

I used to have the same problem during rain. They found it to be a bad line with cracked insulation and moved me to another line (or so they say) and problem solved. Just throwing out an idea for ya....

They've also removed a bridge tap or something for me as well that was making my loop longer than it needed to be (so I could jump from 5Mb to 8). But damn... let's start getting rid of the ancient copper already!


Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY
reply to mdaddyrabbit

You have to understand Centurylink purchased the roadkill copper crap that nobody else wanted and will milk it for all it is worth; upgrades, har-de-har-har


Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR

Join the crowd. I've been topped out at 10mb since early 2008. Not one speed increase since then and when i emailed and asked them if their were any upgrades in the future they said no.



codyyy

@embarqhsd.net
reply to mdaddyrabbit

i would be happy to get 10megs ive been stuck with 4megs for years. id also say centurylink really needs to get watch espn



mdaddyrabbit
Premium
join:2004-02-05
Clinton, NC
kudos:2
reply to mdaddyrabbit

»www.speedtest.net/result/2485797781.png


ydoucare

join:2003-03-12
Lafayette, IN
reply to mdaddyrabbit

You could be stuck on 1.5/512



RadioDoc
Premium,ExMod 2000-03
join:2000-05-11
La Grange, IL
kudos:2
reply to mdaddyrabbit

LOLZ...

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 5600 kbps 896 kbps
Line Attenuation 54.0 db 25.5 db
Noise Margin 9.1 db 10.0 db

And that's on a good day...the thing is running wide open. When it rains (which never happens in Naples, FL where this is) the downstream drops in half.

Here's what a real high speed Internet connection looks like:




Funny thing is that costs me less than what I'm paying for that mess in Florida. Once I get back down there this spring CenturyLink is out.