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Old 10-17-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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Ummmm, really?


More/Better than New Mexico? Sure


Compared to the other technology/population centers in the country, I would have to disagree.
I'm my neighborhood we have Spectrum, ATT, and Google Fiber. In Boston, a much bigger metro area, I had Verizon and Comcast.

I dunno I think three providers providing near gigabit speeds is pretty rare.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm my neighborhood we have Spectrum, ATT, and Google Fiber. In Boston, a much bigger metro area, I had Verizon and Comcast.

I dunno I think three providers providing near gigabit speeds is pretty rare.

You're lucky you have Google Fiber in your west Cary neighborhood. I'm still waiting for it and just sticking with Spectrum until they come. They laid some lines in several weeks ago but no news yet.



These days, I bet if I call Spectrum and tell them that I'm switching to Google and cancel my membership, they probably don't even care!
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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These days, I bet if I call Spectrum and tell them that I'm switching to Google and cancel my membership, they probably don't even care!
Yeah I had a billing issue a while back that they couldn't figure out, and I asked them to fix it or I was going elsewhere. They didn't care.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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These days, I bet if I call Spectrum and tell them that I'm switching to Google and cancel my membership, they probably don't even care!
Spectrum knows, right down to the street, who has access to Google Fiber, so if you say you're switching to a provider they *know* you don't have, they'll probably find that amusing on some level. I switched from Spectrum to AT&T, the only choices I had.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Try these guys. https://www.ncuc.net/ AT&T has to listen to them, and they will.
The Utilities Commission regulates AT&T on the voice/telecom side, but I'm not sure about the Internet side.

For the OP, the good thing is that Bermuda grass spreads (vs fescue), so it should fill in any gaps, although with cold weather moving in, it is about to go dormant.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Two years ago when ATT and CBS got into a tinkling match and NFL wasn't available, my neighbor jumped from UVerse to Spectrum.
My ATT UVerse was down for a day until we decided it wasn't a problem in the house and called ATT.
ATT gave me a quick service call within hours and saw that Spectrum had sliced my fiber cable running their service line to my football fan neighbor.


Ain' none of them perfect.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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I'm my neighborhood we have Spectrum, ATT, and Google Fiber. In Boston, a much bigger metro area, I had Verizon and Comcast.

I dunno I think three providers providing near gigabit speeds is pretty rare.

No I would agree that 3 GB providers is nice. I guess my point was more like this; in MA, we lived 45 miles from Boston, and while we also had 2 ISPs, both were GB providers.

I live ~15 miles from Raleigh and can choose between 300Mbps Spectrum or 50Mbps CenturyLink.

I guess if I lived in Cary, my opinion would be different, but I find it funny that a suburb (WF) that really isn't far from downtown, is limited the way that it is.


I could understand it more if I lived in say Henderson, which is ~50 miles from Raleigh.
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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Sounds egregious and brazenly careless. I'd be upset, too. Even with crab grass.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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The Utilities Commission regulates AT&T on the voice/telecom side, but I'm not sure about the Internet side.

For the OP, the good thing is that Bermuda grass spreads (vs fescue), so it should fill in any gaps, although with cold weather moving in, it is about to go dormant.
According to https://publicstaff.nc.gov/consumer-resources

"Complaints about municipal utility systems, broadband and internet providers, cable or satellite television providers, wireless phone providers, or propane providers can be addressed to the NC Attorney General's Office by dialing 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (1-877-566-7226) or 919-716-6000. "

I haven't called yet. I plan to give AT&T a few days to contact me following my complaint. If I don't hear from them or if their response is unsatisfactory I plan to call the NC AG office or take this through small claims court.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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We have three where I live. Verizon FIOS (940 mbps max), Comcast Xfinity (200 mbps max), and Hughes Net (25 mbps max).

Allconnect.com says Raleigh has AT&T (1000 mbps max), Spectrum (300 mbps max), and Hughes Net (25 mbps max).

Where are you that you have FiOS?


I used to have it in NY, we were very happy with it for the 10 years we were a client. They were definitely the best in that area.
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