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2012-11-16 08:19:46 AM  

0Icky0: 1Gbps? That's about as fur as you can go.

/better not be obscure


well, everything's up to date in kansas city. so it kind of makes sense that they'd get the fast internets.
 
2012-11-16 08:44:05 AM  
My city was one of the finalists for that. We were hoping to break Comcast's monopoly. we pay aboutt 150/month for digital cable w/ no premiums and 2nd-to-bottom tier internet service. Sucks.
 
2012-11-16 08:56:39 AM  
wow they can send fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw: obama is muslum! emails at lightning speed
 
2012-11-16 09:25:40 AM  
I'm paying you to build an Internet, not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City packets.
 
2012-11-16 09:32:26 AM  

Lost_in_Korea: Big deal. I've had a 1 gig connection for over 4 years. Cost: about $28 a month.

/living in the most wired country in the world has its advantages
//should I duck now?


Can anybody get it away from Seoul? My understanding is that Korea comes in three varieties: Near Seoul (the Korea of Samsung and Hyundai), Backwater Korea, Best Korea.
 
2012-11-16 09:39:18 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Lost_in_Korea: Big deal. I've had a 1 gig connection for over 4 years. Cost: about $28 a month.

/living in the most wired country in the world has its advantages
//should I duck now?

Can anybody get it away from Seoul? My understanding is that Korea comes in three varieties: Near Seoul (the Korea of Samsung and Hyundai), Backwater Korea, Best Korea.


So you're saying that Korea comes in three styles?
 
2012-11-16 09:40:23 AM  
Why did I move away? :(

Oh that's right. Job.
 
2012-11-16 09:46:13 AM  

GAT_00: neuroflare: GAT_00: queezyweezel: What's the business model and ROI? I thought it was just an experiment, and not destined for widescale deployment.

It's a test just for now, but they say they fully intend to expand the implementation to other cities if demand is high enough in KC.

SoothinglyDeranged: Damn, it's $115 just for 250Mbps here...

I pay $20 less than that for 6 goddamn MB/s.

who the fark is your isp?

Comcast. I have no second option.


Yay for competition!
 
2012-11-16 10:00:04 AM  

Marine1: In this thread: people who won't be able to properly distinguish between Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.

/hint: one has all of the people in it


Arkansas?
 
2012-11-16 10:22:05 AM  
18 mpbs for 34 bucks per month with U-Verse here, it does have a usage cap on it though, although they've tended not to enforce it. The current feeling seems to be more that if we detect you're running a server farm on it we'll make you upgrade to business class, but if you go a little crazy with Netflix we can look the other way. You do need a 250 dollar router up front and you have to call once a year for the special.

My favorite part was I called up for a technical problem, they worked through the problem with me and then the guy said "Oh by the way, you're paying 38 bucks for 8 mpbs, but we have a promo where 18 mpbs is 34 bucks for a year, want me to switch you?". After years of Comcast going "Promos are for new customers only, so fark off and die." that was music to my ears.

/I just have to remember to call up and downgrade my speed or switch to a new special before the year is up
 
2012-11-16 10:41:42 AM  
Here in Houston I pay about $40 for 3mb down and 1.5mb up (it would be cheaper if I bundled with TV service). I used to have 20mb down for about $65 per month and decided to drop down to the economy service to see if I'd suffer any. After switching, downloading was slower (obviously) but I had no issue with streaming video from Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix or any music services. I also saw no change in performance when playing video games online. For a mere $199.95 I could have 105mb down! lol What a joke.

I don't think most people realize they are wasting money on faster internet. People like myself, who don't download or upload a lot or download large files see no benefit from really fast internet. Save your money and go for the economy connection. My .02
 
2012-11-16 10:47:41 AM  
Live in KCK
All signed up
Gonna get DA FIBAR!
 
2012-11-16 11:01:28 AM  

Emposter: /would still kill many hobos for 1000Mbps


This...wouldn't think twice about it.

/Black Ops II with 1Gbps internet?
//many n00bs would die
///and wouldn't know it 'til the next AM
 
2012-11-16 03:57:59 PM  

Jormungandr: COME TO EDMONTON GOOGLE!!!! OR FARK OFF AND DIE!


They tried to buy up dark fibre in Canada like they were for the last decade or so in the USA, the CRTC blocked them.

/serious
//sad and serious.
 
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