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  1. I wish my WB speeds were that good =( Oh, and I'm on their Select package that I had installed in September... only reach advertised speeds VERY rarely. I'm going to cancel this contract if the technician doesn't show up on 11/2. And they can kiss my grits if they try to hoodoo me with the contract. They have not delivered as promised/advertised.

    ::::::::::.. testmy.net test results ..::::::::::

    Download Connection is:: 342 Kbps about 0.34 Mbps (tested with 512 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 42 kB/s

    Upload Connection is:: 108 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

    Upload Speed is:: 13 kB/s

    Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main)

    Test Time:: 2009/10/26 - 7:43pm

    D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-FH0T68E59

    U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-JO321MQ0A

    User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)

  2. Do, you might as well stop complaining, it isn't going to help . ..  :tickedoff:

    Well, it's not my point to come here and complain, even though sometimes the only reason that people join boards is to vent their frustration... I'm looking for those members who might have some contacts, have been in a similar situation and had success in resolving a situation that might be similar to mine.  I'm not afraid to have intelligent discussions with people who listen, and step over those who don't. :knuppel2:

    I also never argue with an idiot. People can't tell which one is which from a distance.

    Members of the Ruby Ranch neighborhood in Colorado did complain for a bit about a similar situation, and then they took action. Read about it here:---> http://www.rric.net/ If it comes to this, I'll do something similar. I've already put in a request to have a cell tower put on the property... then they'd have to run a head-end here... :smitten:

    Thanks for the input zalternate. I had a situation like that at a previous address and my dB was horrid at the drop. Turns out I had 2 drops to the house, and both were on. 3 techs later, I finally got someone who wasn't a contractor, and I showed him what he needed to look at. Within 30 min, he found I had a dead loop on my street, cut some wires a few houses down, and "viola!" all was well. Except when it rained  :tickedoff:

  3. Howdy all, I'm a new member to the board.

    I was directed to this board to do a speed test by 1 of my ISP's (that's right, I have 2 at the moment, other post will be why I have 2) Wild Blue... so, my speeds suck. I decided that I would call AT&T to see if DSL is available in my area. My wife's grandmother lives 2 miles from us, and it just so happens that there's several 'boxes' about 5k feet away from her house at the end of the road. Lucky woman, I think the "boxes" are DSLAM units.

    I'm approximately 2 miles from a major highway, where if you make a right turn, and head north about 1/2 mile, they just installed another 'box' at an intersection, and I know that they buried about 15 miles of new fiber over the past few months.

    So I've been seeing all this development around me, yet when I call Customer NOService, they tell me that it's not available at my residence. Their website says that it is, and the humans I speak with say it's not. I asked multiple times for someone to connect me with someone who might be interested to hear about customers in the area who want the service; a waiting list even. Nobody hears that, and I feel like I'm not being heard.

    I filed a complaint with the FCC, and stated that I can't get an answer from them since it seems like it's available everywhere around me, except to my house! I hoped that might get some attention of someone who might pay attention. Well, about a week later, I got a copy of the complaint that I filed, and in another week, I got a call from someone in the CS department. She told me "Our Engineering department had a look at the installation in your area, and advised me that the copper lines are old. There are no plans to upgrade/enhance in your area. Sorry."

    What a load of crap. There are houses in a metro area 30 miles north of me that were built in the 1920's that have aluminum electrical wires, and they have the audacity to tell me that my 7 year old house has "old copper"???

    Anyways, I'm looking for the name of someone to stand on their desk, send e-mails, call and leave voicemails. etc.  Any help you can provide is appreciated.

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