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KAB

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I've never seen an on demand show that has NOT downloaded in the background and stays in rental folder for an allotted number of days.
 
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ekilgus

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Not only is much of the content streamed instead of being downloaded, the movies I watched were full of commercials, so I don't bother with on demand anymore. At the very least I think on demand should inform the user beforehand whether the content actually downloads of is streamed.
 

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Although my speed is OK, I know people out in the boonies for whom increased speed is not an option.
No longer an issue with starlink and other other satellite internet providers. Of course cost is still a factor, but that is part of the price to pay for living out in the boonies.
 
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No longer an issue with starlink and other other satellite internet providers. Of course cost is still a factor, but that is part of the price to pay for living out in the boonies.
I have paid my deposit and am anxiously awaiting the availability of Starlink.

Yes, living in the boonies has it's disadvantages. Before we bought property and had a house built, we were told by the developer that broadband internet service is available; my own fault for not confirming this. Our "broadband service" is 3Mbps AT&T DSL, and as everyone knows, AT&T has no interest in improving things in rural areas because there's not enough profit in it.

On the other hand, we have left behind the congestion, noise, traffic, and pollution of the large metropolitan area where we lived in Florida.
 

TheKrell

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Our "broadband service" is 3Mbps AT&T DSL, and as everyone knows, AT&T has no interest in improving things in rural areas because there's not enough profit in it.
You may not want to hear this... My oldest friend in northern VA had DSL through a CLEC, Cavalier Telephone, for about 20 years. The phone line into his house developed a leak (my guess) and his Internet kept going out until the rain stopped and the water dried out again. The wires themselves were AT&T, and they literally refused to replace that bad cable. They wanted to install FIOS. :mad: My friend went with Cox instead. Their cable had gone bad as well, but they immediately trenched his back yard and replaced it.
 

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You may not want to hear this... My oldest friend in northern VA had DSL through a CLEC, Cavalier Telephone, for about 20 years. The phone line into his house developed a leak (my guess) and his Internet kept going out until the rain stopped and the water dried out again. The wires themselves were AT&T, and they literally refused to replace that bad cable. They wanted to install FIOS. :mad: My friend went with Cox instead. Their cable had gone bad as well, but they immediately trenched his back yard and replaced it.
Verizon wants everyone off of copper
 
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