[Cialug] OT: Qwest and Mediacom Internet Service Advice
ckulish at shazam.net
Tue Dec 8 08:25:15 CST 2009
I just talked to a Qwest rep yesterday. Apparently they have FTTN in
some parts of Altoona?
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On
Behalf Of Dave Hala Jr
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 8:29 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] OT: Qwest and Mediacom Internet Service Advice
My DSL is running 1.5/640 on a good day. I could use the t-1 1.5mb
upstream bandwidth, and I'd switch to it for the increased reliability,
but it would quadruple my cost.
The Qwest service tech says my line will support 7mb, but I can't get
the office to give it to me, and I'm thinking that with the rain issue
it probably wouldn't be a good idea anyway.
I've considered doing a point to point to my ISP using some commercial
NLOS 900 mhz equipment, but again, I can't justify the cost. In another
2 years, I'll need more bandwidth, so I'll have to look at it then.
On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 07:58 -0600, Dave Weis wrote:
> joshstrobl at hush.ai wrote:
> > I also have noticed my speed drop considerably when others are
> > using it. Do you recommend switch to Qwest? My grandfather has
> > Qwest and its the fastest internet (besides T1) that I have ever
> > used on a computer...or so it seemed.
> Compared to modern cable and DSL speeds, a T1 isn't really fast. It's
> consistent and reliable but only 1.5 megabits each way.
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