That's exactly what CenturyLink is doing here in Colorado That's exactly what CenturyLink is doing here in Colorado. Another company that did that was good old Telocity (RIP). Consumers eventually find another way to get their internet and leave and the company dies.
Re: That's exactly what CenturyLink is doing here in Colorado CenturyLink is working on upgrades, they only completed merger last year
| |tobyTroy McclureReviews:
Re: That's exactly what CenturyLink is doing here in Colorado
said by adslguru:haha right. Qworst/CenturyUnlink are the same as Windstream, selling a product and not delivering.
CenturyLink is working on upgrades, they only completed merger last year
| |spewakR.I.P DadkinsPremium
Elk Grove, CA
Which company? Windstream...Frontier...one in the same?
Re: Which company? Frontier is actually trying in some places. Windstream isn't.
Re: Which company? Can you hear us yet Windstream?!?!
Too slow in Texas I live in central/east Texas and have no realistic choice other than Windstream. They used to have a huge line quality problem since everything is so spread out around here. But they have fixed all those issues and now I can see that I have a flawless connection (SNR 18, Atten 18; and the Sagemcom 1704 actually says a full 12M to the CO), but after about 6PM to around 11PM it is nearly unusable. They simply oversubscribed their 12M service for the trunk they have going out of here.
There was a brief window after I worked with the local techs to sort out my issues that I was flying on the 12M speed, but it has slowly gotten more & more congested. Before the 12M was available, I actually got great service on the 6M.
"Practice static safety...Hack naked." - Mega Tokyo
Well It's about time this happened.. Just sayin'. This investigation needs to move to all states that Windstream serves. We finally got our DSLAM upgraded in Jan. after we suffered through worse than 56k speeds and constant drops for over 3 years. But it's still hard to say if it is actually fixed or not. We never know when it's going to drop completely for a few hours or reroute us to Kansas and shoot our ping times in the ~600ms range.
They never have a problem charging you for the full amount every month though. Windstream Forum says it all..
LOL HAHA only a matter of time. I had them when I lived in AR. Horrible service. Big monopoly. I actually had to move because my job was dependent on a good internet connection. Same as all other users good in the morning crap after 5pm prime time. Had 6mb internet after 6 latency 300+ and horrible download speeds. Hope they go down the drain or get a big ass fine. This company just sucks money and has no interest in the consumer. Hey Jeff Gardner, good luck working at Mickie Ds. Kiss the Porsche goodbye.
Speeds I can verify the accuracy of this article. Windstream is one of the duopolies in the area I live, and they are atrocious.
The only way they are able to stay in business out here is by creating contracts with newly built apartment complexes that do not allow Cable internet/TV to be ran to the new buildings (at least for X amount of years). Instead, you have to use Windstream and Satellite; and the speeds are terrible.
I do not have Windstream, but I have had ample opportunities to see it in action, and know many people that have no choice but to use it.
Re: Verizon should be investigated "Verizon should be investigated for charging the same price that they do for FiOS in areas that lack FiOS upgrades."
Charging the same price for DSL, you mean, right?
When I was in Philly, several companies solicited my company for DSL upgrades over 6Mbps. Back them, 6Mbps was great since we had bonded phone and T1 or T3 was $1K/month. It seemed that Verizon would not update its data that a CO was within 1000ft of our building. So all these DSL resellers would contact me, promise DSL, tech would show and realize, Verizon moved the CO 3 miles away. It was too far for the loop to give us guaranteed 3Mbps let alone 6Mbps. This happened 4 x with 4 different outfits (all gone or bought out).
Verizon would get $$$ from each DSL Loopback test. And they gathered the data (from each competitor) to solicit later for marketing and other "services" like DSL or FIOS.
Makes you wonder why they were never sued...or investigated.
Eventually, a provider could give us DSL (NextLink, Concentric now XO...).
But don't even get me started on the nightmare that is XO....
(I no longer work in Philly and before I left company, I had them moved to Business Fios... what a dream to have SFTP server only to see bandwidth sapped by employees watching YouTube and I wasn't allowed to block...)
| |KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
I don't have Windstream, but many locals here do.... Windstream is famous for selling the 3.0mbps down DSL plan and then delivering 1.0mbps or less and saying it's a best effort.
The bill however is always full price!
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
Re: I don't have Windstream, but many locals here do.... I hear they are also closing down complete departments and outsourcing the jobs to India to a company called Prodapt.
while your at it.. Add CenturyTel and AT&T to the list. print the subpoenas in RED ink
We are not letting up... Just because WS promised to upgrade 2/3 of our state as a result of the media scrutiny does not mean we believe them. We will no let up until we get fixed.
Are you reading this Windstream? Time to do what you have actually been saying you would for the last few years.
Complain Fill out Complains against Wind-stream for the people that live in Georgia.
You have the power.
Its just sad at this point I've been living with windstream being the only ISP my family and whole road is available to have, Lately its just stupid how terrible they really are. We pay for the basic package and get nearly a fifth of the dl speeds and uploads. We have to deal with 500-1500 latency problems every day and have no choice but to just grin and bear it. Please if anyone has any suggestions of what we could do to have better internet. PLEASE HELP.
Re: Its just sad at this point
said by Gpickard:Read my post: »How to fight to get what you are paying for
I've been living with windstream being the only ISP my family and whole road is available to have, Lately its just stupid how terrible they really are. We pay for the basic package and get nearly a fifth of the dl speeds and uploads. We have to deal with 500-1500 latency problems every day and have no choice but to just grin and bear it. Please if anyone has any suggestions of what we could do to have better internet. PLEASE HELP.
Stand and Fight! -- »How to fight to get what you are paying for
| |DryvlyneFar Beyond DrivenPremium
This is my alternative And this is my alternative to TWC broadband in my city. No wonder TWC can get away with offering such crappy service when this is the "competition" they have