[TriLUG] New to the area now, and DSL issues
jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:31:48 EDT 2008
- Time Warner Cable is usually the best in terms of up-time and real
throughput. Other compaines, such as Earthlink, use TWC's transport and
they are reported to be equally as solid (I've never used them).
in charlotte, I had so many issues with TW. I would call for support, and
they would tell me it would be 2 or 3 weeks before someone would show up...
at which point, my internet would start working on its own... and no one
would ever show up.
I also had the issue of every friday, between 6 and 9, it would usually go
down for a day.... or the whole weekend. I got tired of that and their non
support so I switched to DSL. had an issue with that and they had someone
out there the next day... which was the day after thanksgiving. and they
showed up and fixed it... havent had an issue out of it since ... except
last night... also, my up and down 6/.5 were right on par with what I was
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> As someone who has supported several small businesses over the years in
> areas around NC I can say the following:
> - Time Warner Cable is usually the best in terms of up-time and real
> throughput. Other compaines, such as Earthlink, use TWC's transport and
> they are reported to be equally as solid (I've never used them).
> - DSL in the RDU area works and works well but it's not as nearly as
> solid as TWC
> - If you are in a Charter cable area run, and run fast. Do not sign up
> for Charter cable unless you have no other options. You'll be less
> frustrated with dial-up. I'm ont joking.
> - Embarq DSL (on the coast) is worse than abysmal; avoid at all costs. I
> don't know how well Embarq DSL works inland.
> - Clearwire - seems to work pretty well for Windows based machines but
> gets unworkable by design it seems if you want to run your own network
> attached to the Internet via Clearwire
> The only thing that irritates me about TWC is there are "special" rates
> provided to Duke or Cisco employees that gets you 15/2 business class
> service that isn't offered to "the rest of us". Boo to that.
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Carl Crider <c.crider at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've had friends in the Chapel Hill area that complained about their
> > for a couple of years.
> > Where are you exactly? I've been in this area for some time, actually in
> > Hillsborough now,
> > and I thought that TW Cable covered the area.
> > On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > after a few months, I am now up in the area (carborro/chapel hill).
> > my
> > > first day up here, I find out that bellsouth, now at&t has blown my
> > > transfer
> > > of service. I am sitting here with an IP and able to connect to the
> > > network, just not browse the Inet.
> > >
> > > Trying to avoid the ranting that I am sure everyone doesn't want to
> > > anyways, how good is at&t dsl in my area, (not that I have a choice as
> > > there
> > > is no cable laid to my house to go cable)
> > >
> > > jsn
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