·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Re: Broadband - hardly Are you one of the people sitting on a 256k connection? If so then I pity you if that's all you can get in your area. Otherwise, shush...I'd much rather have 512k over DSL than 512k over a shaky WISP, and 1.5/256 would be great here. Then again, CenTel...er...CenLink won't be taking my area over any time soon so it's a moot point.
FWIW, while service could be better at peak times, my experience of a family member's Embarq connection (3072/640 due to loop length) was enjoyable, even with interleave. Sure, 10/896 isn't next-gen, but the merged entity just might be able to upgrade infrastructure and give better service to everyone in their footprint.
As a potential plus for Embarq customers, CenTel has a regional backbone network (Lightcore) and Embarq doesn't. Then again, Embarq's typical bandwidth mix (Sprint + Level3) isn't bad at all...
Re: how about offering competition?
said by Rob_:Once they take over, it will be them, and Comcast here, now if they can offer something Comcast can't for a better deal, I will think about it.
I hope this new merger will bring stiffer competition and fiber so that other ISP's will have to stretch out to the 21'st century and hopefully lower prices. if this new century link offered say 50/5 for $50.00 bye bye cox
| |gatorkramNeed for SpeedPremiumReviews:
Re: The great link
said by Gaff:Yeah, and I get both of them here for my services...
What is it with "link" these days?
Cebridge + Cox MAC = Suddenlink
Now Embarq + Centurytel = Centurylink
What's next? Pepsi + Coke = PepsiLink?
Microsoft + Google = MicroLink?
Suddenlink (suddenly your link is gone)
Centurylink (all our equipment is 100 years old)
Give me bandwidth or give me death!
| |NormanSI gave her time to steal my mind awayPremium,MVMReviews:
San Jose, CA
Re: A company living a century in the past
said by Agent 86 :What is with this fixation on denigrating "100-year old" technology? We are still using 100-year old transportation technology. The automobile was invented about the same time as the telephone; and the two grew up together!
CenturyLink is your connection to 100 year old communication technology...
And we still use ~800 year-old technology in warfighting on the ground, supported by 100-year old technology for air support.
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
Port Orchard, WA
No more Marq.... From Embarq...