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Old 02-08-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Hey, first time poster here.

Anyways, I'm very interested in Time Warner's advertised 14.99 per month "broadband" internet deal, especially compared to what I'm paying now.

But I'm wary that it might be too slow and I'm looking for real world feedback on the type of speeds and data limits (if any) to expect at that price.

Is layman's terms, is it fast enough for streaming video, Netflix, YouTube etc?
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Hey, first time poster here.

Anyways, I'm very interested in Time Warner's advertised 14.99 per month "broadband" internet deal, especially compared to what I'm paying now.

But I'm wary that it might be too slow and I'm looking for real world feedback on the type of speeds and data limits (if any) to expect at that price.

Is layman's terms, is it fast enough for streaming video, Netflix, YouTube etc?
What package do you have now?

That package offers 2Mbps, so it's probably not going to give you a great streaming experience.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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No i wouldnt expect it would..... Time warner wants $$$$$$$ they dont give anything away cheap!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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It will be fine for web sites like youtube, might be an issue with Netflix. It will work but at reduced quality, they step down the datarate according to your connection speed. Generally 1.5 to 2mbps is similar to DVD quality.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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What package do you have now?

That package offers 2Mbps, so it's probably not going to give you a great streaming experience.


My current Time Warner package is for both broadband internet and HD cable with no pay channels @$105.00 per month but I've been informed that it's going up to $142.00 per month soon.

I'm not sure about the details of my broadband as far as speed goes but, I've had the same broadband for years since back when it was Earthlink as a provider.
It's is fine with streaming video, Netflix, etc. most of the time with no issues.

I have checked a few of the free online speed tests with mixed results, depending on which site I go to they say my download speed is anywhere between 1.79 Mbps and 7.99 Mbps.....quite a variation, so who knows what it actually is?
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:49 AM
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Wow, $142 for 2-8 Mbps plus cable??? What a rip. Where are you??

Our costs are $109 for 100mbps plus all HD and analog cable non-pay stations.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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$14.99 isn't paying for speed. It's the amount of gigs per month. probably only 2 gigs a month. That's enough for email, web sites and a few u tube views.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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twc don't limit me on how much I use in a month last month I used up 800 gigs and they told me they don't limit anyone
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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TWC does not have caps. You pay for the download speed, not gigs. At least take a moment to look at their page where it specifically states that $14.99 is for 2mbps, before stating it's for gigs per month. That is not how TWC works. I work from home and use the internet all day long, and then when I'm done, I do a little browsing, check in here on CD, and then I game, hard core. No. Caps.

The $14.99 may get you through a YouTube video...if you enjoy a whole lot of buffering.

If you only use the internet periodically, and only use it to send emails, or read your Facebook posts, then 2mbps is fine. If you want to do anything useful on the internet, then spend a little more money.

Keep in mind, however, that the latest news is that TWC will be bought out by the worst company that has ever existed, scamcast. (Some people call it "comcast")
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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twc don't limit me on how much I use in a month last month I used up 800 gigs and they told me they don't limit anyone
Wow your lucky!!!! -- They have to pay for that bandwidth!! -- If your not paying them enough,they could get mad!!

Be carefull!!
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