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afripino
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Page 3...hundred Mbps!

I switched to AT&T 300 fiber. I guess I wasn't expecting the speeds to fluctuate as much as they do, but oh well. So far...meh. It's as good as any other ISP at this point.

[Edited on February 28, 2017 at 11:07 AM. Reason : ]

2/28/2017 11:06:47 AM

ibnuts
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Anyone in Cary get Gigapower yet? I got an email a while back saying it was available. Went to website--nothing. Also been seeing it as an ad on Xbone home screen.

Spoke to some installers on my street, they had no idea, apart from MDUs.

3/22/2017 3:00:14 PM

moron
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They're coming to install this friday, will see how it goes...

in raleigh near crabtree

[Edited on March 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM. Reason : ]

3/22/2017 4:50:35 PM

dtownral
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ATT automatically changes your bill to $assrape on the 13th month. "

they are doing $50/month first year $60 for life for 300 and $70 first year $80 for life before you even haggle right now. 12 month contract but no install, activation, or equipment rentals.

If gigapower is available to you TWC doesn't make sense

3/22/2017 8:59:55 PM

Str8BacardiL
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Hmm. I could make the swap without too much hassle. I am still pissed about all the problems I had last time with my account cancellation though.

3/23/2017 8:34:13 PM

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"If gigapower is available to you TWC doesn't make sense"


Yup.

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"Hmm. I could make the swap without too much hassle"


Please do. I feel like you could save an hour or two per month not having to post that same "AT&T raised my bill" stuff over and over and over again.

3/23/2017 10:46:44 PM

moron
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Does gigapower give you a reasonably static IP address?

3/24/2017 12:31:06 AM

ibnuts
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dtownral do they still have the 1 TB/mo cap unless you pay $30?

Some Town of Cary guys were spraying markers yesterday morning. They said AT&T and/or Google would be digging outside our houses in the next couple weeks (they've both already worked on adjacent main roads). Lo and behold, later there was a Gigapower hang tag on my door! Still holding out hope for Google, as the reps in their mobile promo trailer said they'd be announcing the next signup area by the end of March. But depending on uncapped cost, I'll probably at least take the 300 Mbps tier from ATT in the meantime.

I am curious though. ATT only recently discontinued their invasive DPI method to track customers and sell their info. However, that was under previous FCC, which opposed the practice. Now with Senate already voting to allow ISPs to do this, how soon before AT&T resumes the policy?



[Edited on March 24, 2017 at 1:10 AM. Reason : ;]

3/24/2017 12:58:21 AM

dtownral
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The 300 plan has a 1TB limit, are you really using that much? I stream a ton and download from usenets and I'm not close to 1 TB. Their gigabit is unlimited

3/24/2017 5:23:51 AM

Doss2k
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I can go through 1 TB in like 2 weeks if I am at the house a lot and not busy. Was happy to see they removed the cap from Gigapower users for sure before I got service haha.

3/24/2017 3:11:06 PM

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No way you actually consume all that video you're downloading

3/24/2017 3:14:26 PM

moron
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feels good to have symmetric speeds at home.

Can get 940Mbps on a wired. Get about 400Mbps on AC wifi. 14ms pings using ATT's speed test.

[Edited on March 24, 2017 at 3:32 PM. Reason : ]

3/24/2017 3:32:34 PM

dtownral
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what do you think gigabit pricing will do over the next few years?

i'm leaning towards the 300 plan because that is plenty for my current needs, but its tempting to get the lifetime lock on the gigabit plan price if google fizzles out and never challenges at&t and then maybe prices rise

3/24/2017 4:00:56 PM

moron
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I considered the 300 and that would be fine for me. Most of the "slowness" of the internet isn't in raw throughout but latency and upload capacity. So a symmetric 300 would feel just as fast for just about everything but torrents. I'm just gluttonous and want more.

But I'm in the zone for google fiber within the next year so I can't see ATT having much leverage to raise prices for me.

3/24/2017 5:52:11 PM

Doss2k
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"No way you actually consume all that video you're downloading"


That is correct but ya know maybe one day I will get around to it haha

3/24/2017 9:37:22 PM

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"its tempting to get the lifetime lock on the gigabit plan price"


Is that really a thing?

3/24/2017 10:18:09 PM

dtownral
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Yeah, 50 first year 60 for life for 300 or 70 first year 80 for life for gigabit

3/25/2017 7:57:46 AM

GrimReap3r
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^iirc, we got a 3 year price lock @ $70/month for gigabit.

3/25/2017 10:33:34 AM

Arab13
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AT&T and Google have line outside the house. Google hasn't turned theirs on yet though.

3/25/2017 12:38:50 PM

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"50 first year 60 for life for 300 or 70 first year 80 for life for gigabit"


50 for the first year? Where did you see any of that? I've got Gigapower and haven't seen anything about that.

Also fwiw I bought a Sirius "lifetime membership" back in the early 00's, and I lost it around 2008-2009.

3/25/2017 5:21:23 PM

dtownral
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that's what their sales people are pushing right now

i went ahead and signed up for 300 for $50, but I may call them back and see if I can get $70 for 3 years for gigabit.

[Edited on March 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM. Reason : .]

3/26/2017 8:36:19 AM

ComputerGuy
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My biggest issue with Gigapower was the fact it went out for 3 days straight, and I always got told a few hours to fix it. Luckily it was over the weekend, and I didn't miss work...but it sucked not being able to stream netflix.

However, I'm paying $55 for 200Mbps right now..so I might look back to switching.

3/27/2017 8:46:32 AM

afripino
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Here's my first bill for Gigapower (300 Mbps):

Internet 300 Stand-alone
$79.00

Internet 300 Stand-alone (Promotional Discount) **LIFETIME**
-$29.00

Total Monthly Charges
$50.00

Additions & Changes to Service (taxes, fees, etc.)
$1.66

One-Time Charges
$0.00

Total Internet charges
$51.66

3/27/2017 10:50:15 AM

dtownral
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does yours actually say lifetime on it? i'm going to call back and add that to mine

3/27/2017 11:56:07 AM

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