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Old 06-19-2019, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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Wow definitely didn't know this.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...rnment-reports
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:13 AM
 
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I've know it's total BS for some time (buy my career was in IT, and I live in rural GA where there is exactly 1 option ~ Windstream ~ and it's been so bad in recent years that you simply had Zero connection from when school let out till after 10pm. It's gotten a little better since then, but I, nor anyone I support (about 10 others) have ever seen over 6mpbs down and maybe 1mbps up. That's service I had in Atlanta 20 years ago, back when those speeds were considered good.



Sure would be nice if A) there were more than open option and B) those options actually MET the minimum standards to use the term "Broadband" that they're so free with tossing around.



But Windstream is a bottom feeder, they take over networks no one else wants, then over charge and under serve. You can see this is true in every market they serve, across multiple states, if you start looking into forums where people gather to talk about them (DSLReports).
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:45 AM
 
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It was a consideration when purchasing - researched options and once I knew I could get Xfinity as well as AT&T fiber I knew I would be good. I get 1 Gig down and up. Very happy.

How can people who work from home and depend on a solid speedy connection overlook this? I can understand if someone is already in a rural area, but I’ve spoken with a couple of people who moved to the GA mountains (“I can work anywhere”) and were surprised by it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Mcdonough/Warner Robins
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I live in Centerville, GA basically a suburb or a town within a town of Warner Robins and the only internet provider is Windstream we get 10mbps down and 1mbps up. We do occasionally run into hickups when we are streaming on multiple devices. Cox, At&t, and Hargray serves much of the rest of Warner Robins. Cox has the fastest internet in middle Georgia by far.
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