[TriLUG] TWC in RTP - 30/5 for $54.95/mo
mgkimsal at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 13:27:06 EDT 2011
I will say, if you can avoid getting a 'UBEE' modem, avoid it. There's *no*
way to put in your own DNS settings - I'm forced to use the provided ones
On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Michael Kimsal <mgkimsal at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK - just got this set up about 15 minutes ago.
> Installer was a nice chap from Kablelink, and had an Ubee modem/wireless
> combo unit. I'm generally not a fan of the combined units, but I'll deal
> with it for now. I would have preferred to get my own docsis modem - maybe
> I'll do that later anyway and update the MAC address with them.
> I've put up speedtest before/after numbers at
> The ones during the 12:00 hour were 'before'. The couple at 1:08 were
> after the new system was setup, but something wasn't working right. There
> was some other recabling the installer did - adding some new "moisture
> proof" connectors (IIRC) then he had to call in to get things adjusted.
> Twice. After the second call, we reset everything, and it is now giving
> the speeds you see.
> We had pretty fast downloads before, but always .4 meg up. I mentioned
> this to the installer whose first caution was "well, it says 'up to'".
> Yeah, I know, but it's fishy to me that we can go from 20m-30m *download*
> but uploads were still stuck at .4m. Again, after a couple calls, things
> seemed to have been provisioned correctly, and I'm getting 4.5-5m up.
> Speedtest is showing 'nationally' it's a "C" grade, and globally, it's a
> "B-", so I'm really curious what other people are able to get re: down/up
> from home. That said, I'm happy so far (now in my first 30 minutes of using
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Michael Kimsal <mgkimsal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i was just told they have this available in youngsville (of all places) -
>> I'm scheduling an upgrade now - they're claiming they have to upgrade the
>> modem (I'm assuming they mean provide a new modem).
>> I'll let you all know how it is when I get it in place.
>> Right now I have TWC and the 'turbo' option. There are times on
>> benchmarks I get 20m down but it's normally 7--12 down for a lot of things,
>> but a measly 350-400k up. If I can actually get even 2-3 up regularly I'll
>> be thrilled.
>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Tobias McNulty <tobias at caktusgroup.com>wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Ron Kelley <rkelleyrtp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Not sure how many people know about this (I just learned myself from a
>>> > colleague), but TWC is offering a 30/5 service for $54.95/mo for the
>>> > 12mos (then adjusts to $79.95). They also are offering a 50/5 service
>>> > $99.95/mo with no discount.
>>> > If you are interested, here is the contact info I used today (I have an
>>> > appt this Sunday from 8-10am):
>>> > Kat Williams
>>> > Time Warner Cable
>>> > Outbound Telesales
>>> > katrina.williams at twcable.com
>>> > 919-573-7620 ext 1131127
>>> > Mon - Fri
>>> > 9am - 6pm
>>> Shucks, not available for my home or office in Chapel Hill / Carrboro yet
>>> Columbia St and Lloyd St areas, respectively). :-(
>>> Of course, they won't give me any idea how soon it'll be coming our way.
>>> Any other success reports out there (and where)?
>>> Tobias McNulty, Managing Partner
>>> Caktus Consulting Group, LLC
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