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Old 07-30-2014, 05:20 AM
 
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SAN ANTONIO AT&T announced Tuesday that it will introduce its GigaPower network to the San Antonio market capable of downloading 25 songs in one second, a TV show in three seconds and an HD online movie in 36 seconds though the company did not provide a timetable for the roll-out.
The service also allows customers to watch and record five simultaneous HD streams.




AT&T chooses San Antonio for GigaPower - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Brentwood
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Is it any coincidence that AT&T is introducing Giga Power in the cities that Google Fiber is potentially going?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Grey Gardens
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Competition is a brilliant thing. Glad to see ATT jump squarely into the game against the incoming Google...

Whoever can get me a 1GB connection first will win my business. I'm getting tired of TWC's supposed 50mbps speed that never seems to be consistent enough to pay through the nose for.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My u-verse is running at less than half the speed I'm paying for. Maybe adding some Gigabyte will help.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Grande Communications is also upping their ante. I noticed that their prices are dropping and speeds are increasing. A quick phone call to their customer resulted in a permanent adjustment to my monthly bill, much faster internet speed, more channels, and Showtime and Starz

I think all of the ISP's are scared of Google Fiber...
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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How about they increase speeds for MDUs? Will Gigapower help with that?
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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ive been having a utilization issue in my area over the last 3 months. basically. TWC oversold their bandwidth and hasnt updated anything on eons. so while i was paying for 30/5, i was usually getting something like 10/5 tops.

the tech i spoke with the longest (over an hour), we chatted about a lot of stuff. half the time, was google fiber, ATT gigapower and TWC's extreme max or w/e theyre calling it now.

thats when he informed me that, free of charge, some time next year ALL TWC customers are getting upgraded free of charge. 15/1 becomes 50/5. 30/5 becomes 75/5 and 50/5 becomes 100+/10?

i forget the exact numbers, but most packages were getting double+ increases in speed at no extra charge.

needless to say, they are scared sh*tless of google fiber. i told them there is no way im staying a TWC customer when i can switch to them. the tech mentioned location and how its not been disclosed. i retorted with 'thats fine, its just me, my SO and our furry army. we will move wherever google lays in fiber first'.

he didnt like that, mentioned something about rent might be too high there? i told him to stop trying so hard. he is a tech who doesnt get paid extra to brown nose TWC. conversation dropped off after that

the really crap part is i see grande tucks down the road on burr, but not here and im less than a mile from there >.>
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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GVTC GigaRegion will be here next month... if it's not too ridiculously expensive I'll check it out.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Grey Gardens
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Originally Posted by KM1174 View Post
ive been having a utilization issue in my area over the last 3 months. basically. TWC oversold their bandwidth and hasnt updated anything on eons. so while i was paying for 30/5, i was usually getting something like 10/5 tops.

the tech i spoke with the longest (over an hour), we chatted about a lot of stuff. half the time, was google fiber, ATT gigapower and TWC's extreme max or w/e theyre calling it now.

thats when he informed me that, free of charge, some time next year ALL TWC customers are getting upgraded free of charge. 15/1 becomes 50/5. 30/5 becomes 75/5 and 50/5 becomes 100+/10?

i forget the exact numbers, but most packages were getting double+ increases in speed at no extra charge.

needless to say, they are scared sh*tless of google fiber. i told them there is no way im staying a TWC customer when i can switch to them. the tech mentioned location and how its not been disclosed. i retorted with 'thats fine, its just me, my SO and our furry army. we will move wherever google lays in fiber first'.

he didnt like that, mentioned something about rent might be too high there? i told him to stop trying so hard. he is a tech who doesnt get paid extra to brown nose TWC. conversation dropped off after that

the really crap part is i see grande tucks down the road on burr, but not here and im less than a mile from there >.>


I found that giving TWC's modem back to them and using my own a much better, and faster option. I'm now running at the speed I pay for (50/5). For now, it's the fastest thing TWC is offering.

At the end of the day, TWC is going to have to do some educating to customers who don't have a DOCIS 3.0+ modem. You simply can't get higher speeds without it and it's amazing how many people are paying for high speeds, not getting them and eventually figuring out they have the wrong equipment.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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More choice is ideal, BRING IT ON!
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