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Old 08-11-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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They call it Broadband and it runs slower than a 1200 baud connection much of the time. Why is it so awful?b
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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It's called broadband because that's what it is. It's slow cause it's on a cellular network using old technology and you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:49 AM
 
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It's called broadband because that's what it is. It's slow cause it's on a cellular network using old technology and you get what you pay for.

The FCC disagrees: Getting Broadband | FCC.gov

"Broadband speeds vary significantly depending on the particular type and level of service ordered and may range from as low as 200 kilobits per second (kbps), or 200,000 bits per second, to six megabits per second (Mbps), or 6,000,000 bits per second."

It is a rare passing moment that I get 200kbps, usually it's around 50 and at times is below 1.

And I'm paying $45/mo which is MORE than most the users I know are paying.
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