Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-19

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7 Responses to Broadband Bytes for 2014-12-19

  1. charlesH says:

    “Comcast Increases Internet Speeds in Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver and Colorado Springs”

    I wonder if they are planning the same bump in Orem? They have been bugging me to upgrade my modem from docsis 2 to 3 the last few months.

    I still prefer 25Mbps cheaper rather than 50Mbps at the same cost.

  2. Ronald D. Hunt says:

    They probably want to shutdown the docsis 2.0 channels, I suspect as part of upgrades working towards docsis 3.1 deployment.

    My $81 per month service in layton was upgraded to the 105mbit, so appears other area’s have gotten that speed bump as well.

    docsis 3.1 is really pushing the limits of what coax can do, its an upgrade that will take awhile to deploy, 4096 QAM will be running into noise problems on anything less then perfectly clean wire. But if they can get it deployed, they can put the final nail in DSL’s coffin.

    Watch for more rate increases to follow, as century link continues to shrink from wireline service, leaving comcast with no competition.

    • Greg says:

      Well, even with these speed increases I would gladly dump Comcast if/when Utopia finally builds out the network. The upload speeds are still what needs to be improved, in my opinion. The big move is for cloud based storage, but that is useless if you can’t upload anything fast enough.

  3. Mike says:

    Totally agree. I picked up a surplus server from work, loaded with 8 1 TB drives; even after RAIDing them, I still have 4TB of space. I then deployed owncloud, and since I’m on UTOPIA, my “cloud storage” is way faster than anything dropbox or google drive can offer. (and their client, unlike Google Drive, allows more than one active connection from a given computer). Both uploading and downloading from “my” cloud is better…

    Now if I could just get the other surplus server running… 24x 2TB drives…. 😀

  4. Mike says:

    Well, if I could afford it, I’d probably throw 8TBs in there for good measure. But the 2TBs were free, which is about the extent of my budget for this 😀

    • Greg says:

      You inspired me to build one, so I did. Not quite the storage space (just 500 GB), but it beats the dropbox 50 GB I’m getting! I put it in a raid 5 just in case, but it’s not my primary storage spot, it’s just for testing until I can get larger drives.

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