Internet upgrade



  • Getting upgraded from 100/100 to 150/150 and lowering my bill $40 to $50. Few weeks out, but I'm stoked. I already have a GPON ONT, but they said they need to install new hardware. I wonder if they're using XG-PON or the likes for the faster speeds.



  • Turns out I'm also getting a $20/m 6 month promo price on top of it…

    There's also dropping Calix hardware and have their own fiber hardware. Will have more info once they install it. I'm curious.



  • Is that FIOS? I called them last week to see if they could offer me any upgrades after being a good customer for the last 7 years, and paying almost double what new signups are paying for 75/75. The nice lady kept me on the phone almost 40 minutes saying she was going to "see what she could do" but in the end she could not do anything but offer me 100/100 for an additional $40 more per month. No thanks. :-\



  • Nope, small town ISP. All of their connections are dedicated bandwidth "business" connections. My 150/150 connection will come with the guarantee that I will not experience congestion on their network or their trunk. None of that "good enough" crap. Getting 0.01% packet-loss with 20ms of jitter? Call that in and they'll fix it. I've done it before. less than a 30 minute turn around in my few experiences over the many years.



  • Wow that sounds amazing! :o  Any vacancies in that small town haha I am looking to move out of the big city



  • If cows, beer, and cheese are your thing, then we've got plenty of room. Don't expect a city night life. Mostly hicks around here. Funny how our farms have better Internet than most of the USA metro areas.



  • nice had 85% packet loss and cant get truck roll to find noise on system (3 different fibers going down our rural rd) they refuse to sell me dark or lit fiber, go figure



  • @Harvy66:

    If cows, beer, and cheese are your thing, then we've got plenty of room.

    How about deer, beer and cheese?  ;D


    Actually that pretty much describes where I'm already at except for the awesome internet connection.



  • We got plenty of deer around here. That is going to be a messy oven. But don't worry, we have a bunch of local cheese factories this strong European artisan history. Always deep fried curds.



  • With all due respect, this thread is getting a bit unfair now with 150/150 AND deer AND cheese AND beer.

    Open Source is about sharing. Where shall I knock?  ;-))))))))))



  • @Harvy66:

    Getting 0.01% packet-loss with 20ms of jitter? Call that in and they'll fix it. I've done it before. less than a 30 minute turn around in my few experiences over the many years.

    Wow. Just wow.



  • Upgraded. HFSC shaped to exactly 150 for both up and down.




  • Getting upgraded from 100/100 to 150/150 and lowering my bill $40 to $50.

    FML.  I'm paying ~$65/m for a 30/10 link via a crappy TP-Link Wifi router with shit QoS because $300+ for a home router is just too expensive for me.



  • You could always look for 2Gb fiber from Comcast, but for $300/mo.