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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
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...)
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