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Old 11-14-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Windstream especially slow at night?

I'm in Sugar Land and my Windstream 6 mb/s speed has been dropping to less than 1 mb/s in the evenings. Has anyone else in the area had this problem too?
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes...it is frustrating me. It takes forever to load web pages with ads.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: NT East
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not happening with comcast...
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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not happening with comcast...
So comcast in Sugar Land is consistently fast? ~5+ MB/sec?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: NT East
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So comcast in Sugar Land is consistently fast? ~5+ MB/sec?
yes - i can confirm that in New Territory. i am not an IT person but from what I understand, as the number of users increase, speed of data transmission on DSL lines drop.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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yes - i can confirm that in New Territory. i am not an IT person but from what I understand, as the number of users increase, speed of data transmission on DSL lines drop.
You're very lucky you have had great internet service with Comcast. We tried Comcast 2 years ago and it was AWFUL! We had the internet and phone services. We had technicians out daily (sometimes multiple times a day). The internet and phone service were constantly dropping. The speed was nowhere near the speed they advertised. After a month, we went back to Windstream. Perhaps they have made huge improvements in the past 2 years since we had the service, but based on what we experienced, it is highly unlikely that I would use Comcast again for internet and phone.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: NT East
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You're very lucky you have had great internet service with Comcast. We tried Comcast 2 years ago and it was AWFUL! We had the internet and phone services. We had technicians out daily (sometimes multiple times a day). The internet and phone service were constantly dropping. The speed was nowhere near the speed they advertised. After a month, we went back to Windstream. Perhaps they have made huge improvements in the past 2 years since we had the service, but based on what we experienced, it is highly unlikely that I would use Comcast again for internet and phone.
I have had Comcast (only internet) for the last 5 years, when I moved to NT 3 months ago, I decided to stay with Comcast since I have a VOIP phone for the house. Even with a wireless network and potentially 5 users every evening, we seem to be getting good speeds (upload & download).
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I didn't know the term "Windstream" was the name of an internet service provider. I saw the forum title and thought peopel were measuring the wind speed or something. I thought, "man, these guys really take the weather seriously out here".
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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I have had Comcast (only internet) for the last 5 years, when I moved to NT 3 months ago, I decided to stay with Comcast since I have a VOIP phone for the house. Even with a wireless network and potentially 5 users every evening, we seem to be getting good speeds (upload & download).
That's great! You must have had technicians who knew what they were doing when they set up both your VOIP and internet. We didn't! Wish we did, they had a great pkg deal going at the time.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You're very lucky you have had great internet service with Comcast. We tried Comcast 2 years ago and it was AWFUL! We had the internet and phone services. We had technicians out daily (sometimes multiple times a day). The internet and phone service were constantly dropping. The speed was nowhere near the speed they advertised. After a month, we went back to Windstream. Perhaps they have made huge improvements in the past 2 years since we had the service, but based on what we experienced, it is highly unlikely that I would use Comcast again for internet and phone.
Same here. We had Comcast in New Territory and they frustrated me so much, I dumped them. And that was after I raved about them in 3 other states. Such a disappointment.
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