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Time Warner says there is no demand for residential gigabit Internet

By Shawn Knight
Feb 27, 2013
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  1. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 506   +83

    I would like a Gigabit service.

    Maybe Time Warner just didn't ask enough people.
  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Enthusiast Posts: 223   +28

    Thanks for the suggestion. Virgin 4G is over the Sprint/Clearwire WiMax network in my area. I tried that about a year and a half ago; the 3G service was faster than the 4G, so I returned the USB modem for a full refund. WiMax coverage has not changed since then in my area. If I mounted an antenna outside my house, I might get better reception, however, to me, it is not worth the effort at this time. If it were not for this, I would be on their service now. At this point, my only hope is Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE - which has not yet rolled out in my area.
  3. Draconian

    Draconian TS Rookie Posts: 17

    "Residential customers reportedly have shown little interest in their top tier Internet package."

    And there's a reason for that. It's horribly overpriced. 100 Mbps from TWC will cost you what, $100 a month? $150? Compare that to Google's ISP offering, where you can get 1,000 Mbps for $70.
  4. Wow! They failed the 101 business big time! It's not because of lacking interest. It's because of the price! They have no idea how much Netflix, Youtube and other movie stream have taken up the Internet traffic? Did they take a look at how many people have jumped to Google Fiber quickly? Simple, it's because of price again and speed too.
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  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +81

    DSL blows always has.

    And what is the hassle of switching to Cable? you just plug in the modem and go.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @cmb
    Youre right!! But im betting the people they asked were from their own board of directors. "Hey guys, do you think we should spend some of our money and give consumers gigabit speeds?" Answer: "Screw them I need a new mansion!!"
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +81

    I'm on Rogers extreme plus which is 45/4 with 150GB cap for $74.99* Have it running in bridge mode to my Dlink router and its great. I have multiple pc's in the house and quite a few wireless devices the increased upload and downloaded was felt right away from my previous 10/1 connection.



    *I talked the rep into giving me a 55% discount off internet for the next two years so I'm paying less than the quoted amount above.
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    And here I thought Time Warner being the only cable company in town was the reason for the barely double-digit Mbps speeds they provide. Guess I'll starting "wanting" more from now on.
  9. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 149   +64

    I'm all for faster internet... In my area they (charter communications) offers a 100Mbps connection (which I have and is awesome) but within a few years if the bandwidth from ISPs continues to increase as it has over the last decade we will need faster NICs... Why is 10Gbps networking not common place? 1Gbps has been the standard for a decade and its time to upgrade that or none of this is going to mean anything unless you have an enterprise class 10+Gb fiber switch on your desk.
  10. In other news...there is also no demand for Time Warner.
  11. We are Time-Warner and you are getting sleepy....plus there's no competition so we will tell you what you want or don't want. Now get outa here you crazy person, go on....get.
     
  12. Typical morons.. lets NOT do a damn thing until we think it's needed.. and then whine and cry about their network being congested etc etc..

    "Build it and they will come"
  13. You're not the only one.. but here in Canada we are even more shafted :(
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,953   +900

    Well browsing the internet barely uses my 15mb/s... it goes as fast on my friends 5mb/s internet. Barely anyone even has 50 down, or even 100 down... there is just no need
  15. Online video streaming is where 1Gbit internet would really help. Currently I think netflix tops out at 6mb. They have also posted their numbers showing the average American can only download at 3mb on there service. If that avarge was much higher I am sure netflix would offered higher bitrate videos(maybe for a extra fee). Max blueray bitrate is somewhere around 30mb. How awesome would it be to stream full blue-ray movies in at max bitrate to two TVs in your house at the same time. That would use about 60 mb plus some overhead. Which still leaves you with a ton of bandwidth. Other people in the house could be online gaming with no interruption, watching youtube, downloading the latest game on steam without disrupting other peoples internet.

    Maybe the need is somewhere around 100 - 200 mb internet right now but if more people had 1gbit internet I am sure good services would come along that would take advantage of it.
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    Oh, everyone is also forgetting about the lag. High network speed is like a HDD. Low ping is like an SSD.
  17. Be great they will be sorry when google expands more and takes their buisness only then they will think of upgrading by which time will be too late....so hurry up google get building and get over here in the uk give virginmedia a little competition.
  18. synesthesi

    synesthesi TS Rookie

    Hi all, some of us here in Czech republic are very happy with 100/100Mbps for $22.25 per month, fiber optic (no FUP or another cap, no aggregation or other things, static IP on demand) + $19.95 per month for 72 TV programs as IPTV. I always wanted to have a fast internet. And it is not hard to full usage of connection speed - just when everyone in the household begins streaming video in 1080p HD. We also have a small home server with cloud-like services, and there is no problem to connect to it from anywhere and very quickly. Backup of server to another place in internet is also very fast.
    I do not believe that there is no demand for a truly fast and high quality connection. I think that some worried about their profits elsewhere. Like fast internet services on demand.
  19. synesthesi

    synesthesi TS Rookie

    I also think that if all internet users know what opportunities offers a fast Internet connection, it would be hard to not want it. You know... Asynchronous speed connection by me belongs to the last century - there existed the technical limitations of telephone lines etc. Faster upload speed dramatically reduces the latency of the connection - on 100/100Mbps fiber optic connection is ping around 5ms on average for local (CZ) connections, around 25ms for EU and around 125ms for global.
  20. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 966   +97


    That's a sweet deal! Hold onto it!

    This is what really bothers me...

    Rogers High Speed Internet:
    Extreme Plus $75/mo, 45mbps, 150GB/mo
    Express $51/mo, 23mbps, 80GB/mo

    The 150GB/mo is too low for my liking at that price ($75), and 80GB/mo is just an insult.
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  21. synesthesi

    synesthesi TS Rookie

    Monthly traffic on my connection is averaging 2.5 TB per month, according to data from the router. 150 GB I would had exhausted in less than two days! In the case of backup data from data server once a week ~500 gigabytes of data - I'm a professional photographer and watching HD movies on the net flow data relatively quickly...
  22. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    You have no idea how many people here are contemplating killing you and absorbing your identity, just for that sweet sweet bandwidth. :)
  23. synesthesi

    synesthesi TS Rookie

    Ow, I apologies everybody here for this ^. :) I would like to share my bandwith with you all, if it were technically possible.

    I only have a small question to think about - what is the problem when it's going without any problems here but not in your country?
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    I don't know. I'd say that the size of CZ helps, a lot. Where I live, Australia, there are issues with lots and lots of nothingness.
  25. synesthesi

    synesthesi TS Rookie

    You're probably right. CZ respectively the entire EU has a relatively high population density (except for a few exceptions). Some European politicians promote that every European citizen should have an internet connection speed of at least 20Mbps - but I doubt that it is negotiable to all EU states. There is also talks about the great investment in Europe's backbone.


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