reply to Piggie
Re: "Overutilization outage" Piggie, I do school online both downloading and uploading projects. Before my internet started having issues I would also stream, torrent, game, and use voip services frequently. Nowadays I'm lucky to do even one of these at a time. My wife likes to stream her shows and my son likes to stream as well.
The problem we're facing is most nights during peak hours our download drops to barely above dial up speeds and our upload speed drops through the floor. Speed tests literally hang on the upload test and never finish. I don't know how many times I've had to hook up my smart phone just to be able to upload a project that's due.
I have no clue if any work is going on in our area (I'm sure up in Sugarland they plan fixes) but down where I am it is unknown. I've just seen it happen over the year of steadily declining service that people will start to have troubles, start to have serious troubles, be told of overutilization outages, and then promised fixes that keep getting pushed back.
I ask this now because if I need to switch then I need to start planning and looking at what is available. And in our area it's not much.