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  • Jun 27th, 2009 @ 1:36pm

    Re: Cable? or ADSL?

    Cable speeds don't do as advertised. Where do you get this? Comcast varies all over the place, only showing high speeds once in a while. I have proof, dozens of tests showing that they don't perform, do you? ADSL performs better on average than cable. It isn't cool to be in the middle of a movie and have the screen from Netflix say "your internet connection speed has slowed, adjusting the resolution".

  • Jun 27th, 2009 @ 1:32pm

    Re: American ISPs

    Again, you too support outright lies. My Honda Civic got 50 MPG one time on one road. Honda doesn't advertise 50 MPG, they have been forced to advertise THE TRUTH, i.e. what most people can expect.
    Why do you expect less than what is advertised? If the pharmacy gave you 90% of the correct perscriptions, would you be okay with that?
    Force the ISPs to tell you what to NORMALLY expect, not what might happen on a clear day.

  • Jun 27th, 2009 @ 1:27pm

    Re: Re: Broadband Speeds Averaging About 1/3 Of The Sp

    What a joke reply. Look, they should be held to a minimum speed, and THAT is the way they should advertise, not the theoretical maximum. I buy based upon speed, not on dreams. Don't support LIES.

  • Jun 27th, 2009 @ 1:25pm

    I too don't get the advertised speeds, either service in Albuquerque

    Neither Comcast or Qwest deliver what they say MOST of the time. This is proven by the fact that HD video needs abou 4.5 Mb speeds, and it shows artifacts (boxiness) on the screen and "stutter", jerkiness.

    Comcast varies from 5kbs to 19 Mb, with the vast majority of speeds tests showing only 3 Mb. This is even when directly hardwired to a Quad Core 2 Intel computer.

    Qwest is more consistent at about a 4.5 Mb average, never going beyond 5.2 Mb on a 7 Mb plan.

    I have proof. I use speedtest.net, speakeasy.net, during all times of the day. Complaining has yielded nothing, even after 8 trips by Comcast to my house. The techs don't know what they are doing, I have watched almost all of them. Comcast blames your equipment. I am still working with Qwest to resolve their speed claims.