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220 Mbps!

  • MannyGoldstein (2342 posts)
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    220 Mbps!

    I just moved my Internet service from 25 Mbps to a competing 150 Mbps plan that costs less. It actually tests out to 220 Mbps, which is mind blowing to a guy that started at 0.0003 Mbps (300 BPs) back in the day.

    I downloaded a 40-minute documentary in about 30seconds. Amazing.

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  • Silver Witch (5960 posts)
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    1. Remember when 16KB was king.

    I remember the old dial up BBS where my phone bill was $200 one month (80s I think) almost had a stoke!!!

    Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost~John Quincy Adams  
  • Hobbit709 (3289 posts)
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    2. I got Google Fiber.

    I’m averaging about 950 Mbps down and 960 Mbps up.

    Most times the server I’m connecting to can’t keep up.

    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • Mom Cat (15002 posts)
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      4. Where do you live? How does one get google fiber?

           NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
      • Hobbit709 (3289 posts)
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        5. Austin, TX. you have to be in one of the cities where Google has it.

        Google Fiber
        Google Fiber is part of the Access division of Alphabet Inc.. It provides fiber-to-the-premises service in the United States, providing broadband Internet and cable television to a small and slowly increasing number of locations.More at Wikipedia
        Area served:Atlanta, Austin, Kansas City, Nashville, Provo, Salt Lake City, Highland Creek (Charlotte neighborhood)

        I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • Mnpaul (1635 posts)
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      7. I could have Obama fiber

      installed during the stimulus but the Democrats left the last mile for the private sector. As a result, it sits in the ground less than 100 feet from my apartment collecting dust. No one can use it.

      If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything - Hamilton
  • elias39 (4466 posts)
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    3. That's insane delivery. I'm lucky to get 20. Seriously.

    “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
  • Enthusiast (11192 posts)
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    6. Ya done good, Manny!


    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848