VOD and DSL in Frankfort, IL

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chicagojim, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. chicagojim

    chicagojim Legend

    Sep 13, 2006
    Hey All:

    Feel free to move this if it is in the wrong forum.

    With Comcast capping downloads now and the removal of newsgroups from their service, I am looking to go back to DSL with AT&T. Given the amount of VOD downloads I am doing from my two HR-20s in addition to the other stuff downloading on some six PCs in my home, I figure I will be a victim of the 250GB cap sooner rather than later. Some of you I know (including Earl) live near me in Frankfort, IL. For those of you who do and have AT&T DSL, what has your experience been? I tried it four years ago and left running away, screaming in horror at the experience! :lol:

    I know it is slower, but it is also cheaper and they offer DSL naked these days as well.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I've been very please with my AT&T DSL, after fighting with my cable modem & company for over a year.
    I have 6 Mb/s that tests @ 5 and have it 100% of the time, unlike my cable [3 Mb/s] that would "test" fine, but through put could be as low as 10% of the time.
    Tech support is great "IF" you get to level 2. Level one can come from anywhere, but level 2 comes from two places: Texas & California.
  3. wdhendrick

    wdhendrick Cool Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'm right down the street in New Lenox, and switched to AT&T DSL from Comcast a couple years ago. For me, DSL is cheaper and FAR MORE STABLE than Comcast ever was for me. I have the Elite service (6MB), and pay somewhere around $30 a month for it. My tests are VERY CONSISTENT at the 5,125 level - all the time, day or night, weekday or weekend. It's so stable that I don't even do speedtests anymore. In fact, I think I've only reset my router and/or DSL modem once, maybe twice in the 2+ years I've had it. With Cable, it was probably at least once a month.

    With all that being said, I have experienced some issues in the past with VOD and my AT&T service. When this first launced several months ago, my downloads would be very slow - painfully slow, if at all. I could use one of my different HR20s and it would be fine though. Could never quite figure out if it was my DSL or Directv's issue. I don't use VOD much, but I did download a couple shows a few weeks ago that seemed to DL fine.
  4. PitVipers

    PitVipers New Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    I'm in Mokena and have been very happy with my AT&T DSL service. I've had it for over 5 years and never once had a problem

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