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Mel Stuplich

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Our underground cable has been under ground for 23 years. [emoticon]





That's not unusual.

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monkey44 wrote:




Our underground cable has been under ground for 23 years. [emoticon]





That's not unusual.


Probably not, but we have a lot of service problems now. Interrupted signals, movies dropping off right in the middle, sound stops movie keeps running, sound runs, screen turns black. And no way to catch up, you need to start it over. Internet is OK, but we lose that periodically too, then it restarts in an hour or so. It's time ...


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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.
Are you sure about that? All the ones I've used show the speed as Mbps, which is Megabits per second. Most of the time, internet speed is usually shown in Megabits, and data storage is Megabytes. But it makes sense, because Megabits per second will show higher numbers, eight times as high as a matter of fact. 80 Mbps will show as 10 MBps.


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Our community is contracting Comcast for internet - it says we will get service at 100/5Mbs -- that's exactly how it's written ...

So I wondered what it actually means - especially with 4K videos etc. I'm not a fan of Comcast, not very good customer service ... But I only have one vote, just want to make sure it's fast enough for every one that wants HS service. I'll be outvoted, but it's the best pricing, and we have 1500 homes. We will also get it in the Rec areas, and in our RV park.

Our underground cable has been under ground for 23 years. [emoticon]

Comcast says it will install new Fiber Optic cable to every home and our rec areas ... and tells us 100/5Mbs our ISP speed. Sounds like it will do it ... Thx guys M44


Refer back to the very first response to your post. It was correct than and still is!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses.


My first modem was 300 baud. This was back in 1983 or 1984, connected to a TRS-80 Model III


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fj12ryder wrote:

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units."

What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference.

Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.


Maybe 20yrs ago.

Again, there is technically a difference but everyone knows what is intended.


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deltabravo wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses.


My first modem was 300 baud. This was back in 1983 or 1984, connected to a TRS-80 Model III


It was only 2-3yrs ago, we got rid of the last 1200 baud for traffic signal controllers. Of course, only went up to 19.2.

Of course, when equipment is often in the field for 20-30yrs and you want backward compatibility, it was fine. Mostly it was used in the old days to keep the clocks in each controller synched.

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valhalla360 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units."

What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference.

Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.


Maybe 20yrs ago.

Again, there is technically a difference but everyone knows what is intended.
You mean like the difference between 20 KPH vs 20 MPH is a technical difference, but everyone knows what is intended? [emoticon]

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valhalla360 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits.


The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses.

No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units. So while technically different, other than to be contrary, there is no confusion.


You are incorrect. b=bit B=byte

bits and bytes


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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.
Are you sure about that? All the ones I've used show the speed as Mbps, which is Megabits per second. Most of the time, internet speed is usually shown in Megabits, and data storage is Megabytes. But it makes sense, because Megabits per second will show higher numbers, eight times as high as a matter of fact. 80 Mbps will show as 10 MBps.


Bits or Bytes whatever works for me is fine. I pay less than $60 a month for Spectrum speeds running between 106 to 130 download. And my on the road original legacy AT&T mobley runs beteen 87 to 103 bits or bytes most of the time.

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