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What connection(s) do you use to reach the Internet?

  • Local net/cable basically.
    5 (100%)
  • Mobile internet.
    0 (0%)
  • Satellite dish/cup/bowl.
    0 (0%)
  • WiFi is implanted in my brains!8)
    0 (0%)
  • No idea, just switch the device on and here I am! :cool:
    0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Topic: What's your Net? (Read 8821 times)

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What's your Net?
Well...

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's your Net?
Reply #25
Maybe if it was a constant 2 Mb/s it wouldn't be and I doubt no one would complain if it was. But round here you would be lucky if you were able to get a fifth of that once peak time started which I think is from 6 pm onwards. The very time most people would be using it.

That's awful, but it doesn't have anything to do with ADSL technology. That's all congestion at the backbone. They can't sustain 2 Mb/s per connection at peak hour? What is this, 1999? :right:

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That's awful, but it doesn't have anything to do with ADSL technology. That's all congestion at the backbone.

Yeah I know, oversubscribed is what we usually call it.

They can't sustain 2 Mb/s per connection at peak hour? What is this, 1999?

Pathetic isn't it.
I've one friend who would have been better sticking to his dial-up modem connection, what speeds he get's for what he pays for is daylight robbery. But that's rural areas for you.
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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Reply #27

Que?
Je ne mange pa sis jours!
:P
O'k, I've got my pay, and since now (on, hopefully) I seem to be a legitimate user of The Cable.:P ;)

  • j7n
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Reply #28
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  • Last Edit: 2014-04-24, 04:39:53 by j7n

Re: What's your Net?
Reply #29
DSL from AT&T.

9/10 on my scale of customer satisfaction.

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Reply #30
 I didn't get that: isn't "cable" a "broadband" too?

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's your Net?
Reply #31
Anything sufficiently fast is "broadband", although the name implies a broad band of frequencies.

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Reply #32
What exactly should that mean? "Frequencies"?

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Reply #33
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  • Last Edit: 2014-04-24, 04:39:41 by j7n

  • Frenzie
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Reply #34
From what I understand, anything higher than the bandwidth of a voice channel is "broad".

OESO defines it as at least 256 kbit/s. (See here.) That's still twice the maximum speed you can achieve with ISDN (128 kbit/s).

  • j7n
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Reply #35
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  • Last Edit: 2014-04-24, 04:38:45 by j7n

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Reply #36
(Here just to up the thread.)
A radio presenter in Kent just steadily pronounced it as Winsconsin:)

Re: What's your Net?
Reply #37
(Why can't I see J7n's posts here properly?)
I have no cable net here for the second day, and no clue when - or if...

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's your Net?
Reply #38
He removed each and every one of his posts. No idea why.

Re: What's your Net?
Reply #39
Arrgh!
I liked his participation!
Gonna try emailing him some time soon. ???