Filed Under (Geekspeak) by Justin on 2006-03-30

Cable company Comcast has upped their customers bandwidth to 16Mbps downstream and full 1Mbps upstream in order to compete with Verizon’s FiOS package. I can only dream that Time Warner/RoadRunner would do something similar down here in North Carolina since they have no competition in the area except for DSL. I was in heaven last year whenever they upped us to a 6Mbps downstream, but our measley 256Kbps upstream just hurts my feelings everytime I try to push a file out of my house to some remote destination. I rant constantly to folks about our “slow” downstream on our T-1 at work (only about 1Mbit) but it is rock-solid and also has excellent upstream speeds. I’ve gotten to the point that whenever I need to upload a large file, I just wait til I’m at work.

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Brandon Jaynes on 31 March, 2006 at 8:12 am #

I hate to sound cynical, but I think you answered your own question.

“Comcast has upped…to compete with Verizon’s FiOS package.”

“[I hope TW/RR] would…they have no competition in the area.”

Still, we can dream.

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