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Final Update -- Trying ATT UVerse on for size...

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Final Update -- Trying ATT UVerse on for size...

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Is anyone using it?

I'm thinking of dumping Charter in favor of UVerse. Thoughts, opinions, advice will be highly appreciated, and thumbed.

Any known issues with Linux?

Thanks!

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seanferd
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AT&T can be downright awful for service, but I personally haven't had any better luck with anyone else, and I don't feel like dropping the cash for service from WOW, when I get what I need dirt cheap.

Unless a good contender is available, it's just a choice of the lesser of multiple evils.

My only recent problems with AT&T were internet outages, which actually didn't last very long, but there must have been more to it as it was reported at SANS internet storm center, with no additional info.

The only other problem I had was when the tranny for my router died. The phone call was interminable, with multiple escalations, (can you try this?) when I knew darn well what the issue was. When I finally got transferred to the manufacturer, the guy knew that I knew what I was talking about, and sent me a whole new router for free. Sure enough, when it came, I just took the transformer and used it to power the router: Voila, Internet. Now I have a backup router, but no supply.

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A near 4 hour install, which included running several new lines, and a walk-through on the DVR, remote functions, menu options.

Pleasant installer, polite, informative, as unintrusive as an installer can be.

This particular UVerse shop has a support policy in place in which the original installer is also the assigned support tech. I think I like that idea.

Excellent channel lineup for not having purchased premium content. 160+ channels. Geez. Someone will be having a field day once he figures out the remote!

Internet speed (so far), excellent. Just excellent, no noticeable difference between Charter 10m and UVerse 6m, with the exception that UVerse 'seems' faster. Probably because I rarely if ever got the actual 10m.

'course, I'm only a half hour into it.

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Jacky Howe
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download a 10mb file from the internet.

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I'll check!

I never tested at the full 10m I was supposed to be getting from Charter. Not once. FWIW.

etu

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Jacky Howe
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There is a reason behind this as I can't watch a TROLOV without it breaking up. I am just wondering if I need to up my bandwidth.
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http://www.speedtest.net/
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My download speed is 603 kb/s
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Upload is 90 kb/s
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http://www.speedtest.net/result/309745149.png
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First test via a server near me. Second via the recommended server.

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Jacky Howe
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You are getting value for your money. I am paying $54 a month for 512/128 which includes a Static IP and 20GB download. At the time that I signed up it was a reasonable deal for over here.


No wonder I can't watch TROLOV without it breaking up.

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are better - not by a whole lot, but still... - than any I ever got with Charter and I was paying for a higher level of speed than I am now.

I could definitely get even more spoiled.

I'm gonna keep an eye on speed, and keep trying to bollux it up for a bit. See what happens.

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display is significantly better. Crisper, better background graphics display as regards subtle patterning. Don't ask me why, but I did not expect this.
Very cool. I have been missing almost a lot in this regard!

Up until the wires were run, install went on while I was still cruising TR. It wasn't until they had to disconnect the cable at demarc - in order to utilize existing coax - that I had to disable my connection. How cool is that?

etu

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seanferd
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I hope that the service remains good for you.