Time Warner says there is no demand for residential gigabit Internet

By Shawn Knight
Feb 27, 2013
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  1. So uh, you don't think the market for high end internet isn't there?

    This just goes to show you that executives over at Time Warner cable are totally disconnected from their consumer base. The reason why adoption is low on their top tier internet connections is because their 50mbit x 5mbit line runs for $100 a month! That 50mbit line is nice, but only 5mbit up? REALLY? You're targetting enthusiasts with these packages, and we're not content to pay you $100 for only 5mbit.

    No, I'll settle for your 30mbit x 5mbit line for $62 a month, which I realistically only get between 3.5 and 4.5mbits up at any given time.

    No, there's no market for faster internet speeds, keep thinking that... it just gives us all more ammunition to drop the service once someone else moves in to provide what we customers want, not what you think we want.
  2. I would kill for 2mbps
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 552   +79

    Agreed.

    It think they should bump ultimate to a 500GB cap, Move extreme plus to 250GB cap and extreme 150GB cap and so forth.

    Now that rogers has finally increased the network speeds the data caps need to be looked at asap.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 552   +79

    What ISP do you use that allows 2.5 TB per month of traffic ?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,342   +296

    Hmm; I fear that most people ASSUME that gigabit is better and therefore I have to have one.

    Personally, my Lan has
    • a Windows/7 64bit Pro laptop (the primary system)
    • a Linux server (actually dual boot)
    • an iMac for the wife
    • a Eop device which enables Netfix on my HTDV
    and the ONLY time I've ever come close to saturating my 100mb LAN is when using Drag-N-Drop to a guest laptop as a temporary backup ( Taskmgr showed ~82% utilization which is above the norm for a contention TCP network (theory says ~72%) )

    Unless one is operating a public service with a high hit-count per second, gigabit networks just don't matter.

    Even commercial enterprise sites have avoided gigabit by careful factoring of the subnets in the Intranet design.
    It's easy to harp about feature xyz when one does not have to pay the bill to provide the required resources to implement it.

    eg: I NEED a Ferrari 458 (but I can't afford it :sigh:) )
  6. Let's see.....
    1 Gbps = 125 MBps

    That's pretty close the the average write speed of 7200rpm hard drives.

    But that shouldn't stop us from promoting higher bandwidth. When has more bandwidth been a bad thing? It promotes growth in technology!
  7. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    WOW!! 2.5TB 250GB caps. Amazing! In Nevada the most I have ever seen offered was 40gb.
  8. Could this be because there is no demand for Time Warner Cable?
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 956   +96

    I couldn't agree more. I'd really like to know the actual ratio of [Rogers] Internet customers with 250GB/mo plans or higher compared to everyone else. While I'm at it, I'd also like to know how close the 250GB/mo+ customers get to their limits on average.
  10. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 151   +32

    Gigabit internet will be required to stream 4K video, to download PS4 games, and would seriously help with today's 20GB+ games on Steam. Let's not forget how important the upload speed its. Currently it's impossible for me to upload my data to the cloud. I have over 4TB of backup data, and have to store it locally because it'd take a month and 1/2 to upload all of it to online data storage. Same think will go for 4K video uploads to Youtube.

    So there are plenty of reasons for gigabit internet, but they don't want to spend the money to upgrade is the real truth.
  11. The reason that nobody subscribes to Time Warner's top tier service is because they are unreliable, bottleneck, and higher than heck. Had their 30 meg service and it barely got 10. My wireless as bad as it is, is showing faster speeds. It advertises 10Mps and that is what I get. Time Warner blows.
     
  12. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    Time-Warner also revealed that;
    the earth was flat,
    the sun actually revolves around the earth and..
    that no one needs more then 512k of RAM.
  13. I have Charter and had my residential service shut off by them for exceeding their ridiculous bandwidth cap. Since the only other service available where I live is AT&T U-Verse at slower speed & higher price with the same bandwidth cap I had little choice but to get a Charter "Business" account that costs me $80 a month for their lowest-tier 20/3 connection with no cap. I use about 1TB a month. If any company came here and offered gigabit speeds w/o cap for less than $100 a month I'd jump on it!
  14. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,605   +80

    Paid for 50d and 10u. I get 67d and 12u if it's wired right which it is now. I use my own ubee modem is 1Gigabit modem So now my ISP going to double my 50d to 100d. Higher speeds does cost more that's how they get you. Remember it's per month and what counts is the total cost per year!
  15. jackal2687

    jackal2687 Newcomer, in training Posts: 67   +9

    Hell yes I want gigabit internet! I just don't want to pay these rediculous prices that I get charged now. Google made it possible for KC people to get awesome internet speeds for less than $30 bucks a month. These *** clowns that I use for internet now charge me excess of $120 for the 50 down 35 up I have now. Time Warner just doesn't want to rush data plan race and squeeze every penny they can while they can. This is really the only issue here, profits.
  16. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 202   +11

    Time Warner should offer the gigabit service and the people that want it will pay for it. Simple as that.


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