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Old 01-21-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Shady Drifter
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No EDS you have no idea what you're talking about, just like virtually no computer can "take advantage" of 1 GBPS speeds.....

I think getting even 800mbs is greater than 100mbs.
Again, you misunderstand. 800Mbps was achieved in a lab under perfect conditions. You won't get anywhere near that in real life. So why be excited about something you won't or can't use? It's like paying for a Ferrari but then having a speed limiter installed.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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I didn't misread. I've seen the pricing. They may be quoting you a promo rate, but it's going to go up after year in that case.

Edit - or you're being quoted the price that allows AT&T to monitor your Internet usage.
I have service. I'm using it right now.

It may go up but the spread between 100mbps and 1gps is not and is not going to be $300mo. as you read.

I've had the, "special promo" rate from ATT for years. It takes a 30 second call annually to get keep.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Again, you misunderstand. 800Mbps was achieved in a lab under perfect conditions. You won't get anywhere near that in real life. So why be excited about something you won't or can't use? It's like paying for a Ferrari but then having a speed limiter installed.
He was joking with you.

Here is what I know regarding my ATT 100Mbps fibre service.
1. We have fiber to the house
2. We have CAT-6 throughout the house with ten ethernet outlets
3. Using a 2014 Apple Airport Extreme with the latest updates/firmware
4. Speed verified with Speedtest.net

Whether I use any of the ethernet outlets (via a CAT-5e, I think, ethernet to Thunderbolt cable) or the Airport Extreme I get 117/118Mbps dl and 116.5/117.5Mbps ul every time excepting what had to be a single dud test at 6Mbps. The tight speed results have been very surprising to me.

One of my wife's tech guys who is also a pretty good friend of mine told me if I upgrade whatever speed the fiber delivers to my house I should expect my CAT-6 to deliver everywhere in the house up to way over 1Gbps with zero loss.

They's tested ATT 1Gbps through a couple of different wireless set-ups including a Apple AE and an iMac and they get between 390Mbps and 450Mbps nearly all the time - wirelessly.

I think I'm going to try the faster speed tomorrow.

Also I've downloaded a number of very dense hi-rez music files and couple of movies there is no doubt that 100Mbps is much faster viscerally than the 20Mbps service I had until last week.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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He was joking with you.

Here is what I know regarding my ATT 100Mbps fibre service.
1. We have fiber to the house
2. We have CAT-6 throughout the house with ten ethernet outlets
3. Using a 2014 Apple Airport Extreme with the latest updates/firmware
4. Speed verified with Speedtest.net

Whether I use any of the ethernet outlets (via a CAT-5e, I think, ethernet to Thunderbolt cable) or the Airport Extreme I get 117/118Mbps dl and 116.5/117.5Mbps ul every time excepting what had to be a single dud test at 6Mbps. The tight speed results have been very surprising to me.

One of my wife's tech guys who is also a pretty good friend of mine told me if I upgrade whatever speed the fiber delivers to my house I should expect my CAT-6 to deliver everywhere in the house up to way over 1Gbps with zero loss.

They's tested ATT 1Gbps through a couple of different wireless set-ups including a Apple AE and an iMac and they get between 390Mbps and 450Mbps nearly all the time - wirelessly.

I think I'm going to try the faster speed tomorrow.

Also I've downloaded a number of very dense hi-rez music files and couple of movies there is no doubt that 100Mbps is much faster viscerally than the 20Mbps service I had until last week.
Which content are you streaming or downloading which gives you a true 1Gbps throughput? I honestly think it's a waste of money at this moment to even spend money for 1Gbps speed..... may be 3 to 5 years later it may become common due to multiple high bandwidth 4K video streams in one house.

I know there are people out there who likes to say they have Gigabit internet speed at home and would spend fortunes for it with no legit. reason.

It's only my personal opinion..... no punt intended
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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Which content are you streaming or downloading which gives you a true 1Gbps throughput? I honestly think it's a waste of money at this moment to even spend money for 1Gbps speed..... may be 3 to 5 years later it may become common due to multiple high bandwidth 4K video streams in one house.

I know there are people out there who likes to say they have Gigabit internet speed at home and would spend fortunes for it with no legit. reason.

It's only my personal opinion..... no punt intended
I didn't say I used content with true 1Gbps throughput. Heck as of now the best I can dl is ~117Mbps. Some of the hi-rez music sites I buy from seem to be very fast.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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I didn't say I used content with true 1Gbps throughput. Heck as of now the best I can dl is ~117Mbps. Some of the hi-rez music sites I buy from seem to be very fast.
that's why I said I honestly don't think there is any need of single home owner to have 1Gbps downstream. Probably 100 or 200 Mbps is more desirable then 1Gbps at this point.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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that's why I said I honestly don't think there is any need of single home owner to have 1Gbps downstream. Probably 100 or 200 Mbps is more desirable then 1Gbps at this point.

DSL Reports show lots of tests that are on or very close to the mark.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Update to my first post: I saw crews yesterday laying out fiber optic cable around Main st and Twin Falls dr. They said it will take them 2-3 weeks to bury the cable.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: 75075
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is it available everywhere in frisco or still waiting for it
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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is it available everywhere in frisco or still waiting for it
I have friends in Frisco and I'm in McKinney. We have all been told by AT&T that their Gigapower is coming "soon" for years. Meanwhile we're all stuck at about 40 mbps down, which translates to usually about 25 mbps actual download speeds. Which doesn't cut it in this era of 4k video streaming.
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