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cramer
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Raleigh, NC
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reply to SHoTTa35

Re: Why Timewarner Why ? WHY!?

I'm sure TWC will gladly give you a 1Gbps connection to your house if you are willing to pay for it too.

HAH. No, no they won't. TWC "BC" is EXACTLY the same as TWC "Residential" -- same network, same cable, same technology. The metro-ethernet connections are provided by Time Warner Telecom (aka TWTC.) While they share "TW" in their names, they are independent companies.

Yes, I've had numerous conversations with the Time Warners.

[Edit: Back to the OP... there are technological reasons for the 5Mbps limit, namely the maximum number of bits they can shove in an upstream channel -- which is approx. 10M. Until they roll out DOCSIS 3 encoding and channel bonding, higher speeds will not be offered. Can they? Sure, but it has catastrophic effects on everyones download speeds.]


DrDrew
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SoCal
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said by cramer:

I'm sure TWC will gladly give you a 1Gbps connection to your house if you are willing to pay for it too.

HAH. No, no they won't. TWC "BC" is EXACTLY the same as TWC "Residential" -- same network, same cable, same technology. The metro-ethernet connections are provided by Time Warner Telecom (aka TWTC.) While they share "TW" in their names, they are independent companies.

Maybe in NC, but certainly not in CA and I'm sure alot of other places. Some of the same network, not the same cable, not the same technology, and absolutely not TWTC.

This is probably true in any area that isn't "legacy" TWC. So if the area was previously Adelphia or Comcast, TWTC has little, if any infrastructure, co-mingled with the existing cable infrastructure.
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Jabbu
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reply to cramer

said by cramer:

TWC "BC" is EXACTLY the same as TWC "Residential" -- same network, same cable, same technology.

It is FAR from "exactly" the same.