Charter launches 60 Megabit Internet in St. Louis

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  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    You wouldn't even be able to use all that speed. Apple and Microsoft servers operate at a max of 10 Mbps. I have 20 Mbps service, and all I get is 10 Mbps from Apple and MS. Not to mention any other servers that can barely hold up to 5 Mbps. It would be stupid for for anyone to pay for such speed that they can't even use.
     
  3. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're assuming I live by myself, and that I only donwload from one server at a time.

    Also 5 Mbps up is great news as well.
     
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    I also get 5 Mbps up. It never reaches 5 though. I get 3.5 Mbps to my iDisk. That is better than anyone I know.

    BTW, I only pay 24.99/ Month
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'll stick with my 10 mbps AT&T U-Verse before going back to Charter.

    In fact, I think I'd go back to dial up before going back to Charter. At least dial up is reliable and doesn't go out when a fly farts near their datacenter.
     
  6. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's actually been pretty reliable here in Worcester.

    My router, on the other hand... :mad:
     
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    I have 20 Mbps service and I routinely get over 3MB/s second download speeds as measured by iStat.
     
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    I've got comcast in NJ and I am getting around 30 mbps down and 8 or 9 mbps up for $42 a month.
     
  11. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I tested my 10 Mbps, and actually got 9.8 Mbps, so I'm assuming if they roll out 60 Mbps it should be pretty close to that.


    Oh wow, hmm. Well, maybe Charter will offer some compromise option like that.
     
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    Their infrastructure in St. Louis consists of a bunch of tin cans and string. No wonder they're this close to bankruptcy.
     
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    Sorry, but that's not very impressive, my local cable-company/isp has just starting offering 120Mbps connections with 10Mbps upload (http://www.upc.nl/internet/fiber_power_120/). Sure it costs 80 euros per month, which is over $100 per month, but it is seriously fast!

    I currently have a 20Mbps connection which usually gets me around 2-2.2MBps download speeds. Upload is a miserable 1Mbps though...
     
  14. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, you live in the Netherlands! That's not a fair comparison! :D

    In the US, this is considered fast, although I hear that we're going to be upgrading a lot of our internet infrastructure soon.
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So for Charter, that means upgrading their tin cans and string infrastructure to carrier pigeons. Wireless!
     

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