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ldiatone
05-04-2015, 04:50 PM
we want to reduce our tv cable bill. we can reduce the costs by eliminating the premium and some sports channels. also the megabits per sec. for the internet.
it would drop 105 per sec to 25 per sec. We do not stream movies or play video games. just the basics, e-mail, youtube, xpressbet, facebook. on line banking etc. how much slower will the internet be?
does any one use direct tv w/ the internet? pros / cons
thanks

wilderness
05-04-2015, 05:51 PM
I've a 6Mps DSL internet (all that is available in my area) and it works just fine for all internet activities (including youtube). Even fine for Twinspires and live racing feeds.

DeltaLover
05-04-2015, 06:25 PM
Using a Verison router I am getting the following performance:

http://www.speedtest.net/

(I would never ever going back to a slower connection, it simply does not worth it.. Tried direct tv in the past but it really sucks....)

http://i60.tinypic.com/2mpzh4h.png

TW is also equally fast and reliable..

Tom
05-04-2015, 09:59 PM
TW?
Time Warner Road Runner?

Not in my area - it is pathetically slow.

DeltaLover
05-04-2015, 10:48 PM
TW?
Time Warner Road Runner?

Not in my area - it is pathetically slow.

Not very slow in my area (NYC). The following is a shot from my home based TW router:

http://i62.tinypic.com/de2ply.png

headhawg
05-04-2015, 10:55 PM
Who is the provider that gives you 300 up and down? Verizon FiOS?

DeltaLover
05-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Who is the provider that gives you 300 up and down? Verizon FiOS?

It is my business Verizon account (But I am not sure about the FiOS acronym).. We are a recent convert from TW and it seems to be a little faster..

Red Knave
05-05-2015, 10:39 AM
we want to reduce our tv cable bill.
You are in a pretty good area for over the air TV as well. All the major networks broadcast from Pittsboig so a decent roof or attic antenna plus a service like Sling TV may fit the bill.

Dave Schwartz
05-05-2015, 11:12 AM
Wow! 300mb up and down!

I am SOOOOO envious!

PaceAdvantage
05-05-2015, 01:03 PM
I thought I had it good with 120 down and 60 up...

Long live the KING at 300/300!

DeltaLover
05-05-2015, 01:15 PM
I thought I had it good with 120 down and 60 up...

Long live the KING at 300/300!

120/60 is very fast as well..

PaceAdvantage
05-05-2015, 01:17 PM
120/60 is very fast as well..Cablevision/Optimum Boost...