Oh my god my sister has 1 Gbps download and upload fiber

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    She can get it but has a lower tier right now I doubt they would have any need for it. My sister does not even know what it means. It is ok though. I am just jealous lol. I am here visiting my sister.

    If she did have 1 Gbps Fiber I doubt I would be able to go back to my home internet.
     
  2. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry just wanted to say one last thing I know a lot of people or at least maybe I should say many can get 1 Gbps download and upload fiber in the US at least more than it use to be.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have 1GB fiber internet. It is great, especially for downloading and uploading large files, as well as no longer having a data cap. With the usual web browsing etc. the speed isn't really noticeable, compared to 60 - 100mbps etc.
     
  4. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I agree with this. May I ask what ISP please?
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have AT&T U-Verse ($70.00 a month for internet).
     
  6. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice
     
  7. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I had the same for about a year. It was nice (although I only realized about 300mbps down at the most).

    I switched to save money. I now have Charter 60mbps down for $39.99. Much of the time, I don't notice the difference and we stream all out video/television content.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    One time I came across someone in the area who had a 1 Gbps wifi network with no password and I used it to download the beta image of Windows Vista on the day it came out. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I think we're on the 45M tier of U-verse. It's fine even when there's one person binge-watching Netflix, another on YouTube, and then you're just browsing around the internet. It's only if I go try and download something more than 100 MB it gets noticeably slow for everyone else. But that's not an everyday problem that's worth upgrading for, not when we have cable still bundled anyway.
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I'm not gonna lie, I have no idea what you people are talking about lol. I'm assuming it's internet speeds.
     
  10. FeliApple macrumors 6502

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    I feel sad I have 1.8 MB download speeds. 1GB would be insane!
     
  11. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    1 Gbps seems overkill until you get your hands on it. ;)
    I am into year three with 1 Gbps fiber connection at home, and find it really useful. Syncing files back and forth between home and office goes blazing fast, and downloading files is more fun than ever. Added bonus that the cost is half of my previous 100 Mbps connection - $35/month.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/6090352078.png
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Promo pricing or regular?
    I'm paying SuddenLink $60/mo for 50 down and 5 up. It's generally sufficient for my needs, but feel like I'm being price gouged.
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    As far as I am aware of, it is regular pricing since it is bundled with U-Verse t.v.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ah, ok--part of a bundle. Thanks.
     
  15. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Yeah, that's amazing, I'm waiting on FIOS or ATT Fiber in this area, currently on a Comcast Biz Class connection.
     
  16. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    It's fun to speculate isn't it :D
     

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