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Offline BrewBama

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You know what chaps my butt...
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:13:42 pm »
Mediacom. I have one choice for internet. They have crappy equipment so I bought my own. Their signal sucks. I have had numerous phone calls and three service calls scheduled. They were late to two and canceled one so I have no choice but to wait on them. It’s a real easy equation:  I’ll pay your price to provide me your service. But they simply cannot uphold their end of that business model. Good thing I drink.


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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 07:55:10 pm »
I've been really happy with AT&T Uverse. We have AT&T Fiber now and its great. To be clear, until 2 years ago I didn't even have an option for high speed internet because how remote I live. We used Hughes Net satellite. I don't care how bad you think your service is isn't as bad as Hughes Net.

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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 08:22:14 pm »
Too bad you guys don't live around a town known for some kind of, I don't know, advanced technology sort of thing.  🤔
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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:55:57 pm »
A local place put in fiber a year ago... It's been amazing. 150 Mbps for $50, cables are buried so I don't lose service in high wind. I don't always get the speed they promise, but at least I usually get 20-30. I think I'm mostly limited by my router now.

Whenever I had Comcast they always seemed to have good service when the tech came, but when he was gone I would maybe get 2-3 Mbps (10% of the speed advertised). I understand a lot of the network is out of their control, but don't tell me 25 when that's the speed I'll get at 3 AM on a clear night when no one else is using the network.

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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 02:51:05 am »
I feel your pain. I just “upgraded” to a 20mb dsl line (cheaper than cable, and cheaper than my slower prior service) but was charged two months at like $70 and had to wait an ENTIRE month for the install, so they got free money off of me. 
Then, the guy couldn’t find my house, showed up 2 minutes before the 10-2 time (scheduled a month in advance - no priority). Then the dude leaves, so I’m like, finally I can leave. I’m leaving, to walk my dog, and he finds me on the street saying he needs back in to finish the job.
Offered him homebrew, but that square said he was working. So I had 3 pints.
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You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 05:21:28 am »
I've been really happy with AT&T Uverse. We have AT&T Fiber now and its great. To be clear, until 2 years ago I didn't even have an option for high speed internet because how remote I live. We used Hughes Net satellite. I don't care how bad you think your service is isn't as bad as Hughes Net.

I’m gonna check into that. Last time I checked I can’t get it. I also live remote.

Edit:  unavailable.

Who knew they freakin’ design and build craft that travel in outer freakin’ space 20 min from here but can’t get a clean signal to travel across a freakin’ cable internet system.


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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 05:52:30 am »
No idea why they ran Fiber out here. It's a sparsely populated, long, winding, dead end road with mountain land on either side. I think you will see better options within the next few years. I lived out here for 15 years and had dial-up the first 8, then satellite (maybe worse than dial up) then AT&T U verse that was 3 megs per second which was a life saver. Now Fiber at 100 megs per second with an option to upgrade to 1000/s which I can't see ever needing.

Good luck. Have your neighbors keep calling AT&T and Google they will be out there eventually.

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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 06:10:58 am »
I have Comcast internet, phone and TV.  We pay nearly $200 a month.  The service and equipment quality is okay.  The biggest issue we all have now is Net Neutrality is gone and I fear any future possibility of choosing between service providers is gone also.  Instead of moving forward, we got pushed backwards.  We have choices with our electricity providers, why not internet?  I really feel your pain.
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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 07:43:17 am »
Referring to the great Charlie, Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew - and turn off the TV.

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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 09:48:40 am »
I have one choice for internet, via cable.  A very small cable company run by a family out of their garage.  The upside is that when something goes wrong, I see the guy who owns the company up on a pole working on it.  The downside is that my internet is often non functional.  When it's at top speed, I get 6Mb up and .5 down.  But that doesn't happen often.
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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 10:07:24 am »
At my old house we had fiber installed by Verizon which was fine until Frontier bought them out. Lots of problems with outages and random slowdowns. You couldn't ever get them to do anything.

At the new house we're in an old neighborhood so there's no fiber. We have cable. It's considerably slower than fiber, especially during busy hours. We have upgraded service because my wife works from home and her employer pays for the connection but it's still noticeably slower. Looking forward to new technology becoming available so I don't have to deal with the random cable slowdowns.
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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 11:31:06 am »
My favorite thing is seeing the articles on farmers putting in their own networks every once in a while:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/paax9n/rural-america-is-building-its-own-internet-because-no-one-else-will

Hmm, I just need to stick a cable in the ground? If only I had the equipment to do that...*Looks at tractor* Hold my beer...

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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 05:04:12 pm »
Referring to the great Charlie, Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew - and turn off the TV.

Great advice but internet is my issue. Turn off the TV? How would I watch football?!


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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 07:00:36 pm »
Referring to the great Charlie, Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew - and turn off the TV.

Great advice but internet is my issue. Turn off the TV? How would I watch football?!


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Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 07:40:44 pm »
Referring to the great Charlie, Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew - and turn off the TV.

I'm talking internet not TV. You are using the internet to post, I'm guessing.  ;)

I haven't had cable in nearly 18 years. Just sayin.