Good morning Raleigh! Just had the friendly neighborhood Time Warner Cable guy here at my home office in Raleigh. He was a very friendly helpful guy named Reginald. Silly modem/router has been bouncing for the last 3 weeks and sometimes knocking me offline for up to 30 minutes at a time. When you live or die on the web, that is an eternity.
All hooked up again with a brand new sexy router and it’s hitting the specs nicely.
Get a modem speed test from TWC at http://speedtest.twcnc.com/
Of course, I also use http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/
I always have the sense that if a TWC site detects a TWC IP, then it may provide a slightly different reading. Seriously, I’m NOT jaded. Well, maybe a bit. Well, okay, color me jaded… BUT, they came out pretty similar.
Did hear that they are looking at topping out cable modems at a new high – 100 Mbit. That’s as fast as our LANs were just a few years ago. INCREDIBLE. Though that is the download speed. I think for home use, they have it as high as 10 Mbit right now, but the tech indicated he thought that would also be increasing. Not that I actually think that I need that much more. Going from 1 Mbit to 5 Mbit was an awesome thing – and is about all I need right now.
Spoke to a friend last night who was very strong on the AT&T Uverse stuff though. Said it just blew TWC away on many fronts. Very well may need to take a look at that. I believe the girlfriend talked with TWC and got my bill down to about 200/month. From what my friend indicated, he’s got considerably more service for about half that price. Of course, that could also be an introductory offer. Need to do a little digging on that. I think a large chunk of my bill is the extended service adn all the digital boxes around the house. Don’t actually even HAVE any premium channels in that bill. DO have phone, cable and the high speed internet. You’d think for a couple hundred bucks, you might have more channels just out of the “Seriously, I pay you over $200 a month – do you think maybe I could get a premium channel thrown in there just as a thank you??”