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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:38 pm

I guess I like bothering Mediacom, because I called them this week asking about a better package and they said it would be $40 more. I asked again today and they said for $5 more a month I can go from 50/5 to 100/10. I jumped at that. Increasing monthly limit from 350 to 999gb.

I won't believe it until I see my bill. There are 4 of us at work who made the upgrade and I expect none of us will be paying the same. One worker was quoted at $30/month for this price, mine should be $45/month, and another is paying $55/month. Doesn't make a lot of sense, so we will see what actually happens.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:37 pm

I get 15/2 for $40 and just got the letter that time warner was bumping it to $50.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:23 pm

bmyoungs wrote:I get 15/2 for $40 and just got the letter that time warner was bumping it to $50.

That really stinks, and no other options?
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:00 pm

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:I get 15/2 for $40 and just got the letter that time warner was bumping it to $50.

That really stinks, and no other options?

I could do 20/2 for 60 or 50/5 for 80. The triple play is $89 right now with 50mb but I don't have any place in our apartment to hook up TV nor do we want to spend that much. Doesn't include any of the equipment fees either.

Our other provider has 15mb as their highest speed and its 50. Maine is the worst for internet
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:01 pm

Just have Comcast out here. I actually love them and everyone who works for them
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Internet and Pricing

Postby awright » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:31 pm

President Obama is in town speaking about the Internet at CFU right now!
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Huss Buss » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:15 pm

awright wrote:President Obama is in town speaking about the Internet at CFU right now!


i think talking about getting faster internet speed in the rural areas
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:27 pm

That's crazy alex. Go see him. Why Cedar Falls of all places? And that would be nice for you kyle.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby wags83 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:48 pm

Blue Jackets wrote:Just have Comcast out here. I actually love them and everyone who works for them

Lolz. Best member ever!
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby awright » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:11 pm

Tyler wrote:That's crazy alex. Go see him. Why Cedar Falls of all places? And that would be nice for you kyle.


I watched on local TV. CF is the only gigabit city in Iowa. Discussing the city broadband plan and expansion. CFU is awesome, never had any issues with them.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby DannyFanny » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:26 pm

awright wrote:
Tyler wrote:That's crazy alex. Go see him. Why Cedar Falls of all places? And that would be nice for you kyle.


I watched on local TV. CF is the only gigabit city in Iowa. Discussing the city broadband plan and expansion. CFU is awesome, never had any issues with them.



Gigabit constant or gigabit bursting?
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:33 pm

DannyFanny wrote:

Gigabit constant or gigabit bursting?

What is this?

FiberHome Basic 3/1 Mbps $29.95 $34.95
FiberHome 50/25 Mbps $45.50* $50.50*
FiberHome Plus 100/50 Mbps $64.50* $69.50*
FiberHome Quantum 1 Gbps/500 Mbps $135.00* $140.00*

http://www.cfu.net/cybernet/residential-service.aspx
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tag » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:12 pm

Internet speed, how important truly is it? If you're not playing a ton of game or whatever. I average 25 mpbs on average and that is more than enough for us to watch netflix, both be on our computers and phones without a hitch. i guess what im saying is whats the advantage of having insanely fast internet.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:22 pm

Download things faster. More devices connected. You're right about streaming tho, at some point it doesn't reslly matter and you're streaming enough for HD
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tag » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:37 pm

gotcha cool yeah i didn't mean to rain on the parade, just for my situation the speed we are at is more than enough
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:35 am

Tag wrote:Internet speed, how important truly is it? If you're not playing a ton of game or whatever. I average 25 mpbs on average and that is more than enough for us to watch netflix, both be on our computers and phones without a hitch. i guess what im saying is whats the advantage of having insanely fast internet.

I've always been of this mindset also. I just don't understand why I would need gigabit internet as a consumer, businesses I can completely understand.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:39 am

Why do people need cars that can go 150+ MPH when they will never go over 80mph?
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:44 am

Tyler wrote:Why do people need cars that can go 150+ MPH when they will never go over 80mph?

Because there might be a high speed chase. Or a world-ending earthquake that you have to speed away from as the ground crumbles just behind you.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby DannyFanny » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:59 am

wags83 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Why do people need cars that can go 150+ MPH when they will never go over 80mph?

Because there might be a high speed chase. Or a world-ending earthquake that you have to speed away from as the ground crumbles just behind you.



cant forget having to drive through a skyscraper as it falls into the ground.
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Re: Internet and Pricing

Postby Tag » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:14 pm

Tyler wrote:Why do people need cars that can go 150+ MPH when they will never go over 80mph?



Tyler, i love you absolutely dearly, but that is the worst possible comparison.

They would never/should never make a car go barely the speed you need it at for many reasons. Not to mention, if car can go 150, performance people are going to use it.

What i'm saying is, super fast internet COMPLETELY makes sense for business, i was talking as bmyoungs is about average user.
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