said by Slowed :
I live in rural Arkansas. Have Centurytel (link)and have for 12 months or more seen low download speeds after 4pm I have 1.5 up and 256 down.At 6am i get 1.488 up and 256 down from most any dsl speed test.After 12 noon 1.200 and 256.After 4pm im getting 400 kbps download and 256 upload.7pm and as low as 100kbps down and 256 up.It stays like that till sometime after midnight and the next morning its back to 1.488 downloads.Weird is upload speeds seem to be consistant.Latencys also follow this pattern.
Iv put in several tickets this month alone.Finally a supervisor called me saying theyed fix this as soon as possible.Yeah maybe ?
Over the last year they replaced my phone line 1000' underground that required a boring under the road to place the line and sent several techs to the house only to say the line quality is good but have never bothered to show up around the time when it at its worst.
I can see my download speed drop as i hear the rural school busses making there rounds to drop the kids off around the area.And as ppl flock to there home PCs after work.
Same thing happening here in Trumann, AR. On top of the slowdowns during "prime time" it goes out almost every night at around 2am. Sometimes it stays down for 2 hours, sometimes only 1.
It happens no matter what line I have the modem on, swapped all my filters, used different modems, different jacks, at the box, etc... New house with new wires.
It mostly worked until they became CenturyLink. Now, it is a crapshoot.
I hate to say it, but I just signed up with Ritter for their cable internet. They are giving me 15 Mbit for the same price Centurytel (Link) is charging me for my 1.5 Mbit that works about half the time. They are also giving me internet only, no tv, no phone, so it will be saving me some dough.
I was satisfied with Centurytel, but CenturyLink isn't cutting it. They are too expensive (IMO) for the service they are attempting to give me.--
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