rustypouch: I'm sure the Free Market will take care of this, for the benefit of all.
generallyso: Don't like the way your ISP treats you? Just pick another one.**Offer not valid in the United States and other regions with monopolistic/duopolistic ISPs.
PapaChester: Corporations are people. A very specific type of people. Why are you racist?
Caffienatedjedi: Well, I thought my internet was slower, but then Netflix has been fine. Huh... Probably unrelated to my issue.
rev. dave: Time to end the monopolies that stand between us and bandwidth. Other countries are way faster just because we have monopolies.
RoxtarRyan: I had one person say that I should be happy that Comcast only charges me $70/month for high speed internet, and I do have a choice otherwise, which is DSL.Why yes, this person is a hard-line Republican, how did you know?
bojon: CenturyLink sucks if you don't live in northern Colorado.
Wangiss: 300 baud/Nostalgia
undflickertail: generallyso: Don't like the way your ISP treats you? Just pick another one.**Offer not valid in the United States and other regions with monopolistic/duopolistic ISPs.Good luck in the country, and many rural ISPs they jut buy bandwidth from the big boys who then throttle upstream. Just do that tracert to find out who the culprits are.
spawn73: rev. dave: Time to end the monopolies that stand between us and bandwidth. Other countries are way faster just because we have monopolies.Other countries has better internet.If you think the solution to the problem is a 1GB line, you're a moron. Sorry.And how farking fast do you think your advertised speed needs to be to watch Netflix anyway?
WhoopAssWayne: Wangiss: 300 baud/NostalgiaSo painful. Even back in the day.
Darkviking: I use AT&T and have noticed in the past few months streaming vids have become terrible to watch. I never had a buffering problem before until recently./yes, buffering can be taken as a sexual innuendo
Mister Peejay: WhoopAssWayne: Wangiss: 300 baud/NostalgiaSo painful. Even back in the day.For you whippersnappers who never experienced 300 baud:2400 was fast enough that a 80x25 screen of text would refresh quite quickly. 1200 was fast enough that you'd see it scroll line by line but it wasn't terrible. If you had a noisy line and you connected at 300 (or, worse yet, had a 300 baud modem... which was before my time) then you could read faster than the text came up on the screen.
Poowaddins: I'm damned lucky to have the carrier formerly known as Verizon (Frontier) for DSL. As a rural customer, I literally have no other choice for quality internet. It's either $70/mo for DSL, $90+ for local wireless (which is sketchy), $90+ for satellite (which is sketchy and shiate), or $15 for dial-up. That's it. And I live across a small field from a subdivision with $500k houses and cable. I can even see town from my house. But the cable company won't run a line to me. Around here we have one cable monopoly, TWC which in a little over a year of buying out Insight, has raised prices and dropped quality to everyone I have talked to.Netflix streams have gotten slower the past couple of months with horrible pixelated viewing experiences. Youtube? You have to go do dishes, by hand, while it buffers. And now that net neutrality is gone, it's only going to get worse, especially since corporations are now people and lobbying is the newpastime on Capital Hill.
Mister Peejay: 2400 was fast enough that a 80x25 screen of text would refresh quite quickly.
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