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Chris 313
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Re: [Speed] Chicago speed changes

200Mbit, eh? Cool

Could be some version of this: »Comcast Exploring 250 Mbps Service

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said by Chris 313:

200Mbit, eh? Cool

Could be some version of this: »Comcast Exploring 250 Mbps Service

That link is 3 years old!

I don't know if some of the super-fast speeds mentioned will be DOCSIS, or something like the local Ethernet thing for business.


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Sure it's old, but it could still be relevant. Something that bridges whatever a new Extreme speed is gonna be, now that 105 is where Extreme 50 used to be and is in between the Extreme 305 that is offered on Metro-E? I think having a 250 speed and upping the Metro-E to 500 will be in the pipe.

Who knows? Karl needs to reach out to his sources.

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But, to be honest, outside of a business, who really needs some of these speeds? It's reaching the point of diminishing returns.


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Could be. But there are those that will pay for those kinds of speeds. I have a friend who did 105 at 200 a month if memory served. He was so popular, he was hated online and his neighbor ganked his feed. When Comcast traced it, they jumped on him. Dude got arrested and was fined 5 grand. After his connection was stable, we had a good laugh at things and loved how good his connection was vs ours.


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Why was he arrested? He was paying for his service. Was he running a server or harassing people on line? Just curious.


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said by YukonHawk:

Why was he arrested? He was paying for his service. Was he running a server or harassing people on line? Just curious.

His neighbor was the one arrested for stealing the feed that he was paying 200 a month for. Caused all kinds of problems connection wise. Took Comcast 5 months to trace it after multiple tech visits.

If I were paying that kind of money, I'd expect Comcast to get down and roll out the red carpet whenever I had a problem.


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said by andyross:

But, to be honest, outside of a business, who really needs some of these speeds? It's reaching the point of diminishing returns.

For the average grandma that only checks Facebook 2-3 times a week then surely it's a waste. I have 50Mbps now and while I don't find myself needing more (I max out that much on downloads and only then wish it was faster) i still wouldn't mind having even 1Gbps (yes, e-penis lol). Realistically, 100-200Mbps would be the MOST i could ever say i "need."

Few days ago had friends come over and downloading shows from iTunes while was fast still took about 15/20mins (while my other downloads were going from IRC.)


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Ahhh..okay.. Maybe if I opened my eyes I would have seen that. LOL. I completely agree with you.


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said by YukonHawk:

Ahhh..okay.. Maybe if I opened my eyes I would have seen that. LOL. I completely agree with you.

So did our whole group. We were cursing the neighbor for being an asshole and screwing with the connection when we were gaming. It got so bad he couldn't host because of drops caused by the neighbor and stealing his feed.


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said by Chris 313:

said by YukonHawk:

Ahhh..okay.. Maybe if I opened my eyes I would have seen that. LOL. I completely agree with you.

So did our whole group. We were cursing the neighbor for being an asshole and screwing with the connection when we were gaming. It got so bad he couldn't host because of drops caused by the neighbor and stealing his feed.

How exactly was he stealing his feed? I'm honestly curious, because as far as I know there's no way to just split someone's cable then use THEIR provisioning on a different modem. Was the person's WIFI wide open or did the guy hack it and connect that way to steal from it?
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said by pflog:

said by Chris 313:

said by YukonHawk:

Ahhh..okay.. Maybe if I opened my eyes I would have seen that. LOL. I completely agree with you.

So did our whole group. We were cursing the neighbor for being an asshole and screwing with the connection when we were gaming. It got so bad he couldn't host because of drops caused by the neighbor and stealing his feed.

How exactly was he stealing his feed? I'm honestly curious, because as far as I know there's no way to just split someone's cable then use THEIR provisioning on a different modem. Was the person's WIFI wide open or did the guy hack it and connect that way to steal from it?

I wouldn't know. All I was told was that Comcast found his neighbor was stealing his cable. He was hacked as far as his Xbox Live account went, so maybe his connection was hacked in a similar way and that's how his neighbor gained access.

But after Comcast found things, his connection was back to perfect. Should be at that price.


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said by Chris 313:

His neighbor was the one arrested for stealing the feed that he was paying 200 a month for.

So I'm guessing he was paying someone for an illegal hookup since Comcast doesn't offer such speeds?

The way everything is wireless 100 to 200mbit would be pleasant when the kid is watching Netflix on the iPad and 2 laptops or the PS3 is playing games online.


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the connection should be perfect at any price/tier.


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said by andyross:

But, to be honest, outside of a business, who really needs some of these speeds? It's reaching the point of diminishing returns.

Yeah, this whole thing gets a big eye-roll from me. I'm on Performance, have no need for 25Mbps, and would just like my price to stay under $50. I'd take a 10% cut in my bandwidth for a 10% cut on my Internet charges at this point. There ought to be something between the Really Bloody Fa$t Tier (Extreme 105) and the What A Friggin' Joke Tier (Economy Plus). I'd gladly take 12/2 at $42.95.
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