2017 - My year of the "cord switch"

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  1. Newshawk

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    That's the funny thing--it depends on your level. I had Premier and just downgraded to Preferred for a $10 drop in price. Here's the download/upload speeds and prices for each tier:
    Starter--5 Mbps/1 Mbps $34.99
    Essential--15 Mbps/2 Mbps $49.99
    Preferred--100 Mbps/10 Mbps $69.99
    Premier--150 Mbps/15 Mbps $79.99
    Ultimate--300 Mbps/30 Mbps $99.99
     
  2. phrelin

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    Comcast/Xfinity just keeps adding $5 a year so that now the prices are:

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    In our area, the only thing to get is "Performance" which right now is
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    90.04 Mbps
    Upload Speed
    5.88 Mbps


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  3. Rich

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    Do you have problems uploading anything? Just curious, we have 200 down and 35 up and we have no problems uploading anything. I was "assured" by Optimum folks that 35 up was plenty, that's always bothered me.

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  4. phrelin

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    I maintain several websites and I have no problem uploading except when I decide to backup a bunch of data in a huge zip file on a website which has no limits. Even then, the only problem is it takes awhile, a long while [​IMG]
     
  5. Rich

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    Interesting, thanx. I guess Optimum was right.

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  6. phrelin

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    And so I had to resubscribe to my locals on Dish.

    This past week's wildfire situation (see the thread) started with no internet which also meant no access to streaming local channel news from early Monday morning until late Wednesday afternoon. And I couldn't turn the locals on until Tuesday night when we got cell phone service back.

    Not that I'm complaining. Just reporting what I learn in my year of the "cord switch."
     
  7. Nick

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    I hear ya, Phrelin... desperate times call for desparate measures!
     
  8. Newshawk

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    I just got a notice from DirecTV Now that they added my CBS affiliate to the lineup. I'm watching KOTV-6 now and it looks good. I now have all four of the major OTA networks. The only channel I wish I had from D*Now is the local CW affiliate as it carries the final hour of the morning news from KOTV.
     

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