Yesterday we were about to leave the house when the cable company called promoting the new Roadrunner Turbo or Roadrunner Premium service. They said I’d get 15 Mbps down, 1 Mpbs up and that I could have that for an additional 9.99 a month. I looked at the wife and told her it would be 3 times faster and she kind of gave me the ok when the lady on the phone told me we could downgrade it at any time AND noone would have to come out. Basically all that had to be done was leave the cable modem unplugged for 20 minutes or so so I unplugged it before going shopping and when we got back, I plugged it in and BAM! Bandwidth….SWEET bandwidth!
Gmail works like a DESKTOP application. Podcasts come screaming down to my Mac and I can download a Linux CD iso in less then an hour. This is AWESOME and worth EVERY penny.
Now if Verizon finally gets FiOS in my area, I may switch, but I would have to think about it….this 15 Mbps is a WORLD of difference. It’s almost, but not quite, like when I upgraded from regular dial up.
UPDATE: WordPress blog posts are fast too! 🙂
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