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About 6 months ago Qwest got DSL up and running in Redneckville. They first offered 1.5mbs/1024 package and now have a 7mbs/896 package which I just signed up for and am loving. Porn...........err, I mean vids load up in no time now :D ,

Just curious what y'all have for internet connections and what y'all are paying for it.

I'm payin $59 for the 7mbs service, speeds are rock steady, pings are little higher then I'd like them but can live with them.

Keith

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cox high speed here - it's not the lightning fast one - but it's included in the rent....err, i mean FREE for us at the apartment (as well as the cable TV too!)

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Cox high speed here too. Don't ask me anything more than that. I click on it and it takes me there. Don't know anymore than that.

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I will NEVER use Qwest in any way shape or form...

Cox saved me close to 50%, and the bill is always correct.

Qwest was always wrong and never the same amount each month...not to mention the customer service to get it straightened out required, in conclusion, a 4 hour conference call with a vice president, and high ups with the long distance carrier who slammed my account.

Even afterwards the statements weren't accurate.

My partner at work had a similar experience.

:banghead:banghead:banghead

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Cable America $29.99 a month for up to 300Kb,

I was talking to one of the tech's and he gave me a little bump in speed, I usually see between 375Kb and 395Kb... Way faster than the dialup I was on early last year...

It's run wireless to the cable compound and then T3's to Phoenix, so far I have had 99.9% up time. :D

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Congrats Keith!!

I've gone from 2.4kbs modems and 'Prodigy bbs' back in the late 80's to Cox Cable and the Internet now!!

Cox cable here is up and down depending on load but the $49/mo service is supposed to be 7Mb down 500Kb up.

I get a pretty consistant 6Mb dn/500 Kb up and pretty much server dependent!!

The upload is only a pain when I load videos to putfile or rapidshare. 50 MB videos take awhile, but I just fire up another puter to surf while the main one uploads!!

You will be spoiled forever!

#1 question in house/apartment hunting will always be "What type of Internet access is available?"

Downside.......... No more beer/pee breaks while a pic loads :lol:lol

Ken

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Congrats Keith!!

I've gone from 2.4kbs modems and 'Prodigy bbs' back in the late 80's to Cox Cable and the Internet now!!

Cox cable here is up and down depending on load but the $49/mo service is supposed to be 7Mb down 500Kb up.

I get a pretty consistant 6Mb dn/500 Kb up and pretty much server dependent!!

The upload is only a pain when I load videos to putfile or rapidshare. 50 MB videos take awhile, but I just fire up another puter to surf while the main one uploads!!

You will be spoiled forever!

#1 question in house/apartment hunting will always be "What type of Internet access is available?"

Downside.......... No more beer/pee breaks while a pic loads :lol:lol

Ken

Prodigy was my first ISP!

We've had high speed wireless service, but it was pure crap. Couldn't play online games anymore which totally sucked, it's my favorite pass time when not working on the cars or spending time with Kelly.

Getting a steady 5.5mb down and 756 up. Considering I'm 10,000' from the central office, I think that's pretty good.

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I will NEVER use Qwest in any way shape or form...

Cox saved me close to 50%, and the bill is always correct.

Qwest was always wrong and never the same amount each month...not to mention the customer service to get it straightened out required, in conclusion, a 4 hour conference call with a vice president, and high ups with the long distance carrier who slammed my account.

Even afterwards the statements weren't accurate.

My partner at work had a similar experience.

:banghead  :banghead  :banghead

My options are limited, no cable here. Until Qwest moved in with DSL, we could only get a wireless service. Was decent at first, but lately service has gone in the crapper.

I'm getting rid of their phone service and going with VOIP only. I've had it for about 6 months and it works perfect. Just need to make the transition. Qwest is one of the few phone companies that will let you have DSL only with out a phone service. Of course they charge you $5 more for it :crazy

Keith

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7 megabits per second over a dsl line is pretty amazing.

From what I've read DSL can attain speeds of up to 8mbs under ideal conditions. But that is about it for DSL of technology. Of course every foot away from the CO or remote dslam, your speeds will be negatively affected.

Here are my results from dslreports.com. There right on a DS3 backbone.

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Cox high speed here too. Don't ask me anything more than that. I click on it and it takes me there. Don't know anymore than that.

:withstupid

p.S., What is a PING!!!

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Cox high speed here too.  Don't ask me anything more than that.  I click on it and it takes me there.  Don't know anymore than that.

:withstupid

p.S., What is a PING!!!

Ping is a geek term for latency, it's the round-trip time (RTT) between your computer and the site your viewing or the game server your playing on. The RTT is the time in milliseconds for a "ping" packet to travel from your computer to the site and back again. This number can vary significantly because of the random nature of Internet packet routings and because of random loads on all the computers that handle each packet.

If your a gamer, ping is actually more important then download speeds. Lower pings the better. Anything over 150ms in gaming sucks.

Here's a neat site to measure your pings

Speed/ping test

Click on internet speed under the test and scans section.

Those on cable should be in the green.

Trace route tool is pretty cool. Type in IP or web address and it will show you the ping as well as the actually route it take to get to that site.

It's a good place to go if you think your connection isn't working correctly.

Keith

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