Out of the Blue

I was very dubious about Xfinity as a provider after moving, but things have gone pretty well so far (knock wood). In fact, I got a present from them this morning, as I was informed that my download speed was bumped by 50% to 300 Mbps and my upload speed is doubled to 10 Mbps in a free upgrade. Ever the nerd, I am quite pleased about this, even though I know the difference will rarely be evident. But I think those of use who lived through accessing the internet using dial-up and modems will always be extra obsessed with high-speed access. I don't think someone who grew up with broadband can ever appreciate that. Sort of the way my grandparents were obsessed with stocking canned food after living through the depression. But you know, just a trifle less dramatic.

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Re: OotB: The need for speed
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beaves wrote on Feb 11, 2022, 17:50:
Hey Blue pay the extra 30 bucks for gig speed. I was paying $90 for 300 down and upgraded to 1 gig down 30 up for $120 and don't regret it! The weird thing was that i just checked a box on my account and it happened like instantly. I had to buy a new router but that was only $200 at walmart. I don't even think about bandwith anymore and the game downloads are fantastic if you have a console or steam.

Unless you're constantly downloading stuff, what's the point of gigabit? I'd much rather have an extra $360 clams in my pocket at year end than save a little time on some downloads. Time we have in plenty, dough we do not.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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