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sparky

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  1. I have had it for just over a week, there is many people on it now running the beta testing. Setup is simple, as long as you use the app to look for obstructions, mine is facing NE if that helps anyone. It is fast, I have seen speeds on fast around 220 Mbps and recently on here in the 120s. As they as more satellites and more up-link stations things will get better. Right now I am seeing some 25 - 30 ms ping times, quite amazing for the trip it has to make. The dish is heated so snow and ice melt right off of it, I hope to see how the speeds are during heavy storms.
  2. I gave up waiting on Cable or Fiber in my area, had DSL for many years but Frontier never did any upgrades with a less than 6 Mbps speed. Now I am on the Starlink Beta program and this is certainly going to be an option for you!
  3. Just an update on my service, apparently the guy I was dealing with originally was not worth a crap, I talked to his boss who did identify an issue. Within 3 weeks, he had the old Verizon equipment ripped out of the wirehouse and dslam, put in new IP based hardware and boom, my service is back to the way it used to be. As for the lawsuit, nothing new on it so far, the courts love to drag their feet on issues like this, all while Frontier are fighting to get it thrown out again.
  4. Thread is not dead, just nothing new to report on. Awaiting on the courts to move their slow butts, awaiting on some needed action.
  5. So some good news on this, I received an email from the Lawyers in this case. If you do not know, Frontier apparently put in the "Paper bills" that we must use Frontiers lawyers if we wish to sue them. Now most of us are paperless and would never have seen or even heard about this, the clause as it has been explained to me is kinda amusing, because if you read it right, it would have said something like "if you do not agree to the arbitration clause, do not pay this bill".. that is also a loose quote. So the good news as mentioned above.. Frontiers move to dismiss this has been
  6. I have heard of them doing this to people on Frontier..... Frontier are the SCUM of the earth, you can tell them that from me.
  7. Time of day also matters, I noticed in your speed results you have been hitting 33Mbps high and low as 1Mbps, you're on cable, so I would call about congestion issues. Trouble with cable is, you share a pipe with everyone for miles, when it gets loaded up, you slow down.
  8. Speedtest.net is not a reliable test, it is java based for a start and uses multiple sites to pull data from. Testmy.net only uses a single point for its data and does not use java. What are you referring to when you say ping? you can't test ping using a speed test here.
  9. Cloud storage, well it's not good for everyone. People with slow internet is one type, people that do not want their stuff stored on a shared server is another. Me, I fit into both categories... yuk, no thank you.
  10. People really are dumbing down, I think something is in the water. People are lazy, ignorant and just don't give a crap anymore. lol
  11. Yeah, Multithread was the terminology I was seeking. unfortunately, for me they are the only game in town. Frontier come in and trash what was once a good service, there has been reports they do this so they can cut back on bandwidth, just to lower their costs. I can get Comcast if I want it, but I can't justify spending $20,000.00 on 500ft of wire. So I am stuck, they have told me they are going to monitor my connections. Right now, my wife is streaming netflix, she is pulling between 4 to 5Mbps. I presume it is a multithreaded connection, if I do a test on this site, it is down t
  12. Exactly what I was thinking, in a sense anyway. They do deny doing this, but I would expect nothing less. Either he knows or he is ignorant to the facts. Either way, they need to fix the issues and not put a bandaid on them. Just amusing and frustrating at the same time, with the BS they try to feed me. I am not that stupid, I know what they are doing.
  13. Yeah I have ran them before without finding anything credible. It seems that port 80 traffic is slower than anything else, Glasnost is only looking at one form of traffic and has nothing to compare with. Peer 2 Peer is what I believe "Multi-Homed" if that is the correct terminology, which is why I can peak out my bandwidth. Something happened, got changed by my ISP to stop this happening on port 80. I used to peak on port 80 using the speed tests on this site, I can no longer do that. As mentioned, my ISP have done something, maybe not traffic shaping as we know it, but they are not
  14. Wow, that is some nice speed. Never move to the USA, our speeds suck. We are what I like to call, modern day dialup speeds.
  15. In all seriousness, if you fall for that BS, well maybe you should send them all your personal information. lol
  16. Yeah, it appeared on mine a few days ago, I clicked it and went through the motions.... THEN IT CRASHED!. Is this the sign of things to come?, I do hope not...
  17. I am suffering with a lack of terminology for an argument with my ISP. Here is the situation. DSL PPoE, 2 DSL Modems both provisioned at 8 down and .8 up. Running a pure download of a 10MB file, I can only peak at maybe 1.2Mbps. P2P I can max out and exceed 8Mbps, running tests on other sites that use multiple streams (this is where the terminology fails me) I can max out near my provisioned speed. I want to say my ISP is traffic shaping on port 80, and I have accused them of this, of which they say otherwise. So, I need your help with the terminology to throw at them. So
  18. In WV, we do have a lawsuit, right now it is aimed at 3 Frontier customers. When this goes bigger it is going to hit Frontier hard, this is the first suit of many to come, think of this as testing grounds to see how this will pan out. I will keep people informed of the results, I will try to maintain this topic as we go along. I have started up a Frontier complaints page on Facebook if you are on it.. https://www.facebook.com/FrontierDSLSuck5
  19. http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Lawmaker-West-Virginia-All-But-Controlled-by-Frontier-132734 http://consumerist.com/2015/02/23/state-lawmaker-says-cable-company-blocking-broadband-legislation/
  20. Ohh, mentioned above was the "Second Generation Equipment". Yeah that never happened. What they are doing or have done is "Groom the circuits" as they call it. 3 times they have done this, and I can tell you, it has done nothing. My ass is so full of smoke right now, I am going to start using it to send indian smoke signals.
  21. So the lawyers have had a response from Frontier... Here is what Frontier had to say, and I find it absurd. Here is a link to the arbitration notice. http://www.ksgwv.com/documents/Arbitration_Motion.pdf?utm_source=Frontier+List+10_25_2014&utm_campaign=9d508d796e-Frontier_Newsletter_2_18_152_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147919fce0-9d508d796e-200787317 If you are having issues, if you want to sign up, please do so here... http://www.ksgwv.com/frontier-contact-form.html?utm_source=Frontier+List+10_25_2014&utm_campaign=9d508d796e-Frontier_Newsletter_2_1
  22. I also ran into this http://www.dslreports.com/faq/westell?text=1 Near the bottom it says
  23. Well the Glasnost test was inconclusive..... But I did do what you said, with the password. This time of night I would be expecting to drag balls.... my latest test on here was 6.6Mbps..... It has not been like that in almost 8 months. lol. Now all I have to do is the same for the other DSL line, see if it fixes it. The very next test was 1mbps.... I can't win, I thought it was fixed... lol
  24. I just ran something that is of interest, something I have heard that Frontier do and I believe this will confirm they are actually doing this. Throttling service, traffic shaping or whatever you want to call it. Http download on this site is as now around 1.6 Mbps, I tried to download (as a test) a huge torrent file, it was coming down at 4.5Mbps. Interesting huh.... I will also try the password reset.
  25. Ahh, gotcha. My SNR was acceptable for my distance, I am on the outskirts of the DSLAM. I presume you may even be further than I, as I am provisioned for max speed and on a normal day would see 7 - 8 Mbps, but that is in the past. My new normal is well under 1Mbps, around 300Kbps or slightly more is my new norm. Frontier, they are just kicking ass where ever they infiltrate.
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