[olug] Centurylink "Gigabit" my ass....

Aric Aasgaard aric at omahax.com
Sat Jun 21 00:07:04 CDT 2014

Do you get Cox business TV at home for football games and stuff?  I hear it cost a lot more but the picture quality must be phenomenal. 

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-------- Original message --------
From: Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com> 
Date: 06/20/2014  10:52 PM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org> 
Subject: Re: [olug] Centurylink "Gigabit" my ass.... 
I have the 50Mb plan for $120 or so, Kinda grumbled when they jacked up
home internet to 150mb for ultimate, which is what I used to have, but
Business did not get a speed upgrade... I get a solid 6.3MB/sec off
newsgroups (grabbing hundreds of linux distros and open source software,
for archival purposes.) Have pegged it for days at a time, Never throttled.
Even go way over speed, stream Netflix on 2 TV's while SABnzbd does it's
thing. Never a peep heard.

Sometimes I feel self conscious about making my neighbours internet slow...
I remember when I got my ultimate, before I got business class, I had
constant issues with bandwidth, had a bucket truck outside 4 days a week.
They had to portion off more bandwidth for my neighbourhood, but it was
never quite right,

Called, and got business, problem solved. it never runs slow now. Spikes to
around 85Mb/s. Worked from day one.

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
> wrote:
> > FWIW, I use cox business at home, and use well over a TB a month... :P
> It's
> > not cheap, but no throttle for me.
> >
> +1 for Cox business class at home for $99.
> For five years I had it at home (south of Bellevue near the base) and
> always had decent speeds.  Since I worked from home I could justify it as a
> worthy expense.  When the kids got out from school for the summer, my speed
> never decreased where my neighbor started complaining about how bad their
> YouTube and NetFlix videos started buffering a lot more - which we chalked
> up to the single loop feeding the home users was saturated, but the second
> loop for business class was lightly loaded.
> I don't work from home anymore and I can't complain about the speeds I get
> - my monthly Sam Knows report (https://www.samknows.com/) shows I'm
> getting
> a consistent 22-25Mbps and I can't complain.
> Dan
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