I'm at a coffee shop because my Cox Internet in Abbeville basically quit working.
Cox support said their software showed I was connected but let me tell you it took 2 minutes for www.igeaux.mobi to load and it's size is only 2533 bytes.
Right now I can tether my smart phone to my netbook and pages load 100 times faster than Cox in Abbeville.
The techs are coming out Friday to check the wires. They must be having a lot of problems because I lost 2 appointments for Thursday while talking on the phone with support.
University of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns the #1 Sports Choice in Acadiana.
I pay Cox for 10 to 12 and get 3.4. Called and complained that my internet was slow. They told me that signal strength was fine and then asked me if I used a router. Told them that I do. She asked if it was password protected. I told her it was a hardwired router not a wireless router. She told me that it did not matter and that the reason my internet was slow was because neighbors was stealing my internet. Kind of funny since none of my neigbors was home and all of their wireless networks showed up on my laptop. I disconnected my router and plugged the modem directly into my pc and same speed. I have been working off my verizon air card and it is just as fast as my cox internet. I will call them tomorrow and see what they make of it now.
"neighbors was stealing my internet"
Since you are connected directly to the modem and getting the same speeds, Cox IS the problem and not your neighborhood thieves. Have you re-booted the modem by unplugging it for one minute and re-starting it?
What was the vote?
The city of Seattle has for many years been unimpressed with Qwest's regional broadband offerings (100 Mbps is just a dream according to the carrier, after all) so the city has been exploring the creation of a citywide fiber network.
The city again recently has been feeling out private-sector interest in building and operating a $500 million fiber to the home network. They've also applied for Google's limited FTTH trials to help out the 26% of Seattle residents still on dial up, though thousands of other towns and cities have the same plan.
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The only disadvantage is for Astros baseball fans--you don't get FOX Sports Southwest. (I also liked Retro TV Network which also isn't included.) That doesn't bother me because I subscribe to MLB-TV and get Angels games there. But you get some channels COX won't give you without a hefty increase like Turner Classic Movies (TCM). You can go here to see what deals they have (cheaper than COX) and channel line-ups. http://lusfiber.net/
I wasn't all that dissatisfied with COX but I think the event that spurred me to action was when they took away the TV Guide Channel, which required a converter box and a higher rate to see what was on. When I complained about it, the person said in so many words that I was lucky because they took it away from New Orleans about the time of Katrina.
Here's a cool story from Publicola.net about Seattle, Washington looking at our high speed fiber network for tips on implementing a similar system in their city. Huh? Isn't Microsoft up there?
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Too bad Cox NEVER came through with their video board at the corner of Congress and Bertrand ... "Welcome to the CAJUNS Coach Husdpeth" sure would look good on there for the next week.
Keep that in mind when you have a choice of Cox or LUS for your Internet connection; yes Cox has sponsored the Athletic Complex, but that is NOTHING like what they have done in BR.