Michael Sopchak Posted January 27, 2020 CID Report Share Posted January 27, 2020 I am a brand new member here. Although I once considered myself to possess reasonable technological competence, I don't understand any of the dialog herein. The following is what I do understand: I am paying my ISP eighty dollars per month and they tell me that this lofty price is for 100Mbps download speed. A few hours ago I was trying to silence my night owl by streaming sacred choral music on YouTube. I experienced repeated signal losses, so I went to testy.net and checked download speed: 500 Kbps. I am mathematically competent enough to know that this download speed is ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT of what I'm paying for. I've also noticed in a limited browsing excursion of this site that nobody mentions the name of their ISP; at least not in the threads I've scanned. Why is this? It's also my understanding that streaming live TV is generally of good quality at download speeds of 10 Mbps and above. There is an entire back story to my issues that I hesitate to describe here for the same reason, I think, that "Earning Trust" appears under the screen names of this site's users. How do I know that this site is not monitored by my ISP or is otherwise not in the back pocket of my ISP as I suspect the township where I live is? I also believe that the ISP I use has a monopoly on internet service at my location. I did try Hughes satellite service but found it even worse than my current service. All I want is to get what I am paying for. There's a lot of verbage on the internet about alleged unscrupulous practices of ISPs that they get away with because they either don't comply with FCC rules or, worse yet, because they control the FCC rules. I hope that my content will be improved by a moderator of this site. That action will go a long way toward "Earning Trust". Thank you, CA3LE, for your time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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