A pleasant surprise, my speed is doubling

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  1. Radioguy41

    Radioguy41 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I just received an email from my ISP informing me that my Internet speed will automatically double from 25Mbps to 50Mbps on Nov 1st with no increase in price. :thumbup
     
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    Magic Static FTA Geek Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU! Lifetime Supporter

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    When they raise the speed around here they don't say anything to their customers and wait for them to figure it out and call in to request an increase to the new minimum speed. I've had to do that three times now. We recently went from 60 to 100mbs minimum but I'm now paying $65. I got an offer for 400mbs for another $25 but passed on that.
     
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    mackie99 SatelliteGuys Master Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    You must have Spectrum.
     
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    Lone Gunman SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Central Virginia Electric Coop notified me a few months back that they will be running fiber to my home early in 2020! Home | Firefly Broadband What they are going to offer is unlimited 100mb for $49.95 and 1GB for $79.95. I've been on bandwidth limited cellular hot spots now for a number of years and currently pay $43 for Sprint 4G Wireless and I'm looking forward to that 100mb connection. Only bad part about it is, I'm 74 years old now and with failing health I don't know how long I'll be around to enjoy it! I'll probably get sub with Easy News again and catch up on what I've been missing on USENET for the past 9 years! :imshocked
     
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    TheKrell A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV. Pub Member / Supporter

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    These days 74 isn't that old. :D

    Is Usenet still around?
     
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    Lone Gunman SatelliteGuys Pro

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    74 is old when you got the following:

    Meniere's Disease

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Sjogrens Syndrome

    Poly Arthritis

    And was diagnosed with Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome in April!

    And yes, USENET is still around! Don't know what's on it now but I got a feeling I'm going to find out!
     
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    navychop Member of the Month - July 2014! Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Man, I don’t mis USENET. LOT of bitter people there.


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  8. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Not free anymore either.
     
  9. TheKrell

    TheKrell A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV. Pub Member / Supporter

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    I am sorry to year of your numerous health issues. I too am accumulating these. :crying
    Where is it now? The groups I used to follow became Yahoo groups. One unmoderated (these days) group seems to be only invitations to porn sites.
    How could they be bitter with all that free porn?
    Where are these un-free groups?
     
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    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I didn't think Usenet was use for anything in the past 15 year except for spam and illegal activities.

    I would love for my internet speed to double, but then I'd have to invest in a 10 Gb router, switches and NICs. I'm purposely holding off on getting a new laptop until HP has the option to customize a Zbook 17 with a 10Gb NIC. Charter has plans to start lab testing 10 Gb by the end of the year or early 2020, with the hopes to bring it to market by 2022 or 2023.
     
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    Wouldn't they be Twitfaced now ?
     
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    Know how you feel Lone Gunman. Everything aches on me nowadays.

    But anyhow, Go Netspeed ran fiber in my neighborhood. 50$ a month flat fee. No modem rentals, taxes or data caps. 150 up and down. My 2 year deal runs out with Comcast this spring. Was thinking about going with them and back to Dish. Miss my Hopper. But the provider disputes Dish has make me leery.
     

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