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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Armengar wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 13:58:
1mb. crikey. I used to live in the lake district in the UK, basically hills and mountains No broadband but because Mountain rescue services uses 3g/4g we had decent cell towers so the village used 4g wifi, slightly more expenaive overall but the latency and bandwidth were good enough, usually symmetrical too. It rarely dropped below realistic 30mb.

Yeah, back in the 90s we had a corrupt city official who owned the company responsible for connecting these houses, back then, to-be-built houses, since we count as broadband with 16mbit (no joke) we don't even get proper lines laid ever since that is the cut-off for broadband support... lmao. And now my city is bankrupt so fat chance of that ever being fixed...

My 4g connection is, depending on the weather, nearly always faster than my vectored DSL line but got insane caps on it as usual. If there were a rating site for houses I'd give this one -760 of 10 points. For many other reasons, but 100 points at least deducted for forcing me either into DSL unmetered for cable metered. And I refuse to use Vodafone, the scumbags came when I was moving in to force me into a contract that was around 300% more expensive and when I refused they literally went in the cellar and cut the fiber line, I forced them out with threat of police... since then Vodafone is acting like I don't exist, suits me fine, since I think that is one of the worst companies on the planet... grml...

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