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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ratoren, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Paul Secic

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    U-verse is BAD unless you're close to a VAR. I just pay $29.00 for Uverse. It's not DSL.
     
  2. winman97

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    My ATT DSL has not gone up a bit in 10 years, BUT beware ATT and their "I'll save you money with UVerse". The savings have been short lived and the hassel to change equipment is not worth it. ATT has the DSL Lite service for 14.95 - 19.95 per month. Not bad and much faster than the Hughesnet system. Before you cut off ATT ask about DSL Lite.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    I hate to agree with Harsh, but I do. DSL is one small step up from dial-up. 45 Mbps cable internet...please and thank you.
     
  4. James Long

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    $114.95 per month in my area (Xfinity) ... no, thank you.
    (U-Verse not available.)

    The bundling aspect where it is cheaper to get the HSI along with TV than HSI alone is what annoys me the most. I would rather pay a satellite provider for TV.
     
  5. sregener

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    I have 3Mbps DSL and for casual browsing, it's hard to see a big difference with 20Mbps cable. Streaming video and downloads are where it hurts the most... I can view 720p on YouTube, but 1080 buffers like crazy. I much prefer my DSL to the local cable company and their reputation for reliability.

    That said, the local phone company has run the fiber for 100Mbps to my house, and I'm just waiting for hookup.
     
  6. lparsons21

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    You and Harsh need to get out more! :)

    DSL in many areas today is a very viable competitor to cable modems. Our local DSL provider is offering 6Mb and higher speeds at competitive prices. In fact, they are offering speeds faster than our local cable company.
     
  7. Hoosier205

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    Sure, if you're happy with slow speeds.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    But DSL also is distance sensitive. Cable speed is more dependent on the cable company, and how many are on it. For me though, neither DSL or cable will ever be a viable option. I've been spoiled.
     
  9. Tiny

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    Ive got AT200 Dish net. economy comcast internet, vonage basic $114 a month. I had ATT phone with DSL bundle long time ago and DSL would not to realible :nono2:every time it rained and lighting my DSL connection would fail a common problem with DSL and the 2-wire ATT hook up.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    I'm on 6Mb DSL which will do 2 streams of HD video just fine, and for all other things it is much more than fast enough.

    What are you doing often enough that paying for a faster speed is necessary?

    For info, I was on cable @12Mb which was just slightly slower than their fastest offering of 15Mb. When I switched because they decided to change my pricing by a huge amount, I never noticed the speed difference in anything I was doing.

    Frontier has 6Mb, 12Mb and 25Mb available depending on location. Prices range from $40-60/month.
     
  11. lparsons21

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    That is a local problem. I had more outages with cable modem than I've ever had with DSL.
     
  12. Tiny

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    well friend if u want to google rain and lighting outages with ATT DSL service ,u will see its far more than a Local problem both services will have outages just like my satellite right at this moment is out cause it raining like cats and dogs is this a local problem to?
     
  13. lparsons21

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    Yes, that is a local problem. I'm watching my satellite service right now as it is not raining locally here. :)
     
  14. CCarncross

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    You seem to be obsessed with speed....it doesnt help gaming, gaming is more about quality, unless you live in a house full of constant downloaders, noone needs 45M download speeds.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    Gaming? I'm not a child.

    I move terabytes of data to and from a cloud structure and around my own home with many connected devices and applications.
     
  16. lparsons21

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    I've got many connected devices and applications myself and don't move 'terabytes of data', what kind of data are you shuffling around?
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    Video mostly. BD ISO. A fair amount of audio as well.
     
  18. lparsons21

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    And you're keeping a lot of that in a cloud? Seems terribly inefficient.

    Here I do streaming on 1 device quite a bit and on another very sporadically and haven't had an issue with my 6Mb DSL service. But I don't archive many videos as there are so few I find good enough to want to view more than a couple times.

    The only time I actually notice the speed is for a software download that I do manually. The automagic ones all happen without me noticing them.
     
  19. CCarncross

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    What kind of up speed do you get? Moving it to the cloud would be ridiculously slow at most companies upload rates unless they are giving you 45up as well.

    I move terabytes of data around my home as well, but none to a cloud, so my internet speed has nothing to do with my home network speed, which is all 1000M. Since most BD iso's of movies would be illegal, if I used them, I certainly wouldnt be moving them to a cloud. Unless you run your own non-copyrighted HD video business.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    ...BD ISO's are not illegal.
     

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