[olug] Gigabit Internet
justin at hotlinesinc.com
Tue Jul 16 13:50:58 UTC 2013
If their business fiber quality is any indication of their residential
quality, stick with COX. We have been down during night/early morning
multiple times a week for about 5-9 min each time, with not a single
email/phone call explanation. Our Cox cable backup internet is more stable.
And we pay $2200/mo. Centurylink doesn't give a damn.
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Dave Rowe <dave at roweware.com> wrote:
> I received the CL mailer this week that said fiber was coming to our
> neighborhood - mark sprinklers, etc. Cox was ahead of the curve, and
> called last week offering (I was on Premier) Ultimate with a free new
> modem, while reducing my monthly bill by $10-15 (2-year "price lock"
> contract - I've been with Cox for 8 years, what's another 2). While
> also not gigabit, I don't think there are enough providers that I care
> enough about offering uplinks beyond what I can pull down. Netflix /
> Hulu work just fine on Premier, so it'll be interesting if there is a
> noticeable difference beyond plain Speedtests / ISO downloads.
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Jay Bendon <jaybocc2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My grandpa has had centurylink for a while. They have ran fiber up to
> > house but have yet to make the cut over to gigabit for him. Lots of
> > hem-hawing and dragging of their feet.
> > --Jay
> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Tom Fritz <tfritz at me.com> wrote:
> >> On Jul 15, 2013, at 02:38 PM, Kenny Kant <akennykant at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Does anyone know of someone who actually had this installed? Is it still
> >> too early?
> >> I called Centurylink a month ago because our neighborhood was clearly in
> >> their early roll out area. I was then told that it was not an option yet
> >> with no eta..
> >> Perhaps my expectations are out of whack here but I'm wondering if this
> >> isn't all PR BS ;).
> >> I have looking into this and had a CL rep come by my house. The fastest
> >> speed they support is 100 down 50 up. They then offer a "speed boost"
> >> will get you to the 300+ down and 100+ up. This is $30.00 extra a month.
> >> The top tier unbundled is around $100.00 a month. If you bundle this
> >> Prism TV you can get it for $128.00 per month plus tax for internet and
> >> cable TV. They give the speed boost until the end of August then it is
> >> $30.00 more. The Prism TV offered is the Prism complete which is the
> >> tier. It comes with up to 3 TV's and the Whole home DVR service for one
> >> year. So it is a bit deceiving for them to say it is gigabit access I
> >> think. They also told me there is no download cap but that could be
> >> incorrect. I'm having the service installed this thursday so we shall
> >> Tom
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