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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

View Postfm87, on 21 December 2012 - 06:48 PM, said:

Welcome to the world of ISPs purposefully confusing customers.

If you're going comcast, you're in for a fun ride.

Industry standard is to use bits, not bytes. Ever heard of 10/100/1000/10000 Ethernet standards? Ever rented a dedi or a vps? Transit is sold in bits too, not bytes.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:06 AM

View PostJohnTheRipper, on 22 December 2012 - 02:48 AM, said:

Industry standard is to use bits, not bytes. Ever heard of 10/100/1000/10000 Ethernet standards? Ever rented a dedi or a vps? Transit is sold in bits too, not bytes.
I'm aware of this, however, the general consumer is not.

So when they put text on the screen like "Up to 50MB per second!" (note: MB not Mb, even though the voiceover says bits) it's quite a bit misleading.

But that honestly isn't what I was mainly going about.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:41 AM

I even get confused by that sometimes. I'll bet some of the manufacturers don't even know the difference.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

View PostSpartanBlockhead, on 22 December 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

I even get confused by that sometimes. I'll bet some of the manufacturers don't even know the difference.
They most assuredly do.

It's called marketing. You probably wouldn't believe some of the things done just to sell things, even if I told you.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:09 AM

View Postfm87, on 22 December 2012 - 04:08 AM, said:

They most assuredly do.

It's called marketing. You probably wouldn't believe some of the things done just to sell things, even if I told you.

Yea, I guess they'd want to make their service sound 8x better than it really is.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Do not get comcast. We had it and it took 8 hours to donwload 1 gb. We now have frontier fios and its so much better.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

View Postngsizzle, on 22 December 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

Do not get comcast. We had it and it took 8 hours to donwload 1 gb. We now have frontier fios and its so much better.
....... That has nothing to do with comcast or fios, that has to do with what tier of plan you paid for.

Even then, 8 hours to download 1GB? You had a problem with your connection, Comcast does not offer a 125Kbps service. Or you are exaggerating, which is what a lot of people seem to like to do on this forum.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Do you guys think this is good internet? It's pretty cheap...
http://www.rcn.com/chicago/
I'd like internet in Chicago, since I live around there.
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