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timcuth
Braves Fan
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join:2000-09-18
Pelham, AL
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·AT&T Southeast

I refuse...

to go to either cable or LTE for my home Internet use. If I have to, I will start doing without the Internet.



Tim



MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Doing without the internet is getting harder and harder.
In my case, I can't be without it, I need to have it at home for my job.


silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

1 recommendation

reply to timcuth

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.



admin123

@myvzw.com
reply to timcuth

If i had att for my home internet i'd go without internet.


big_e

join:2011-03-05
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·Frontier Communi..
reply to MovieLover76

One of the arguments against regulating the internet as utility is that nobody "needs" the internet. However many of the same people claim the US Postal Service needs to be disbanded or privatized because nobody uses snail mail anymore.

So what does the future hold? You'll have to fork over big money for LTE or cable internet just for the privilege to pay your bills, or you'll have to pay about the same amount of money on private mail couriers should the USPS go away. Either way big corporations will get their cut from you.



hyphenated

@bellsouth.net
reply to silbaco

I tried our local 6Meg Cable and its 1-2 at best with latency about the same as your average 3G or dial up connection.

I would ask to show me a decent and reliable wireless service before trying to force it. Give them a trial, launch large scale and give them the first 3 months free. If you think it will work great and all that, then that wouldn't be a problem would it? Wireless is great for providers I bet, but it really sucks for end users, when you get down to it. Although I think it would be great for extremely rural areas (isnt this is what sat is for?) but please don't be mistaken and think wireless is a great solution for everyone. Mobile yes, its ideal/convenient, people are spoiled. Even at home. Aren't we starting see this smart home thing? How are smart homes going to work well in the future, not. I can't even get a decent 3G connection on the ipad/safari in most areas. With that wireless you'll be blasting so much rad at folks they'll all be choking and spitting and sputting in no time! Haven't we already paid for the wireline/POTS/DSL times over, give it to the government, maybe they can keep it around and help these folks out.

Disclaimer: this is just my rambling, thanks for hearing my rant/opinion.



FFH
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to timcuth

said by timcuth:

to go to either cable or LTE for my home Internet use. If I have to, I will start doing without the Internet.



Tim

No you won't. People say that and never follow through on their threats.
--
Senate - get off your butts and actually create a budget that has spending cuts 3x the amount of tax increases like you promised.

Kearnstd
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reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.

Some people still think cable is bad because it is "shared". I personally have never had any issues with cable in the two states I have lived in. In fact I have found that cable is less picky about line quality than DSL.
--
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports


timcuth
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Pelham, AL
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reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.

Charter. Enough said.

Tim
--
"Life is like this long line, except at the end there ain't no merry-go-round." - Arthur on The King of Queens
~ Project Hope ~


CylonRed
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join:2000-07-06
Bloom County

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reply to Kearnstd

said by Kearnstd:

said by silbaco:

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.

Some people still think cable is bad because it is "shared". I personally have never had any issues with cable in the two states I have lived in. In fact I have found that cable is less picky about line quality than DSL.

How good cable is largely depends on how good the design of the build out was and who lives around you. More older folks - potential for less problems with an ok design. The more young folks - the better the design needs to be - in general.

I hate TW with an absolute passion and will do almost anything not to go to them...
--
Brian

"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain


CaptainRR
Premium
join:2006-04-21
Blue Rock, OH
reply to admin123

I have at&t for home phone and can't or will never be able to get internet from them!



Tel

join:2001-10-12
Mauldin, SC
Reviews:
·AT&T Southeast

1 recommendation

reply to timcuth

said by timcuth:

said by silbaco:

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.

Charter. Enough said.

Tim

Amen


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to timcuth

said by timcuth:

said by silbaco:

I'm curious. Why refuse to go to cable? It almost has to be faster than what you have, assuming it is available.

Charter. Enough said.

Tim

Charter > than At&t dsl or U-verse. Nuff said.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to timcuth

Why? I mean I can understand with the caps on LTE, but if they didn't have them and other than just not being wired was all the same as cable. Why would you not get one of them?



hyphenated

@mycingular.net
reply to Kearnstd

Yeh this head end or something is a little wishy washy but it works I guess :/ (most of the time, from what ive seen) $80 for "7/1" - didn't even try it. Even if Comcast bought them out and offered me 50/10 I would still keep my DSL 6/.5, at least a dual wan. Our DSL has slways been great around here. I'd really rather have some vdsl or fiber than cable co, any day.

Yeh cable still has issues half of the time, I've see a 50/10 running around 2 or 3 down at times and recently folks with trouble when it rains, imagine that. Cable is affected by these sort of things also.

Someone just get me s solid 10/10 with low latency that i can afford already

Good grief



timcuth
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reply to me1212

said by me1212:

Why? I mean I can understand with the caps on LTE, but if they didn't have them and other than just not being wired was all the same as cable. Why would you not get one of them?

LTE would be fine if it weren't so expensive to actually use it. The phones in my household that currently have LTE have 3 GB per month caps. That is a total of $90 per month for three lines, already. Offhand, I don't know what the overages cost, but I don't really even want to think about them.

Sure, if they offered LTE with enough data for home use at a reasonable price, that would be fine. But ... they don't.

Tim
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"Life is like this long line, except at the end there ain't no merry-go-round." - Arthur on The King of Queens
~ Project Hope ~