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21-10-2011 01:07 AM
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CenturyLink now has their 20 megabit DSL available in my neighborhood, and
I'm strongly considering dumping Comcast and switching to CenturyLink. My
ping times with many of the games/servers I play have been disappointing
with Comcast's 30 meg service (150ms or higher) and I've received a warning
notice for exceeding 250 gigs of bandwidth in a month (damn you Netflix).
As far as I know, CenturyLink has no bandwidth caps which would be nice and
they are priced better than Comcast. If I go CenturyLink, can I have
XMission as my ISP or is it CenturyLink only? Any compelling reasons NOT to
go with CenturyLink?



Thanks,



Colt






21-10-2011 01:13 AM
2


Isn't centurylink just rebranded qwest? That'd be a reason not to go with
centurylink.



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Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:07 PM
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Subject: [Utah Gaming] Comcast or CenturyLink



CenturyLink now has their 20 megabit DSL available in my neighborhood, and
I'm strongly considering dumping Comcast and switching to CenturyLink. My
ping times with many of the games/servers I play have been disappointing
with Comcast's 30 meg service (150ms or higher) and I've received a warning
notice for exceeding 250 gigs of bandwidth in a month (damn you Netflix).
As far as I know, CenturyLink has no bandwidth caps which would be nice and
they are priced better than Comcast. If I go CenturyLink, can I have
XMission as my ISP or is it CenturyLink only? Any compelling reasons NOT to
go with CenturyLink?



Thanks,



Colt






21-10-2011 02:24 AM
3


I've had Qwest/Centurylink DSL for quite a while now. When it was at 1.5M, I
could have Xmission as my ISP, but when I upgraded to 7M Qwest forced me to
switch to using them as the ISP. I upgraded to 20M a few months ago, but the
speed tests were pretty erratic and I don't think I ever actually topped 14M
or so in practice. I actually just downgraded back to 12M today to save the
$10/mth and can't really tell the difference so far. (I'm a cheapskate, what
can I say). I have no idea how any of it is for gaming, but Centurylink's
upstream is still a whopping 896k, where I'm pretty sure Comcast's is a bit
higher. Never had a problem with caps, at least.

-slothdog

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On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Colt Potter <> wrote:

CenturyLink now has their 20 megabit DSL available in my neighborhood, and
I'm strongly considering dumping Comcast and switching to CenturyLink. My
ping times with many of the games/servers I play have been disappointing
with Comcast's 30 meg service (150ms or higher) and I've received a warning
notice for exceeding 250 gigs of bandwidth in a month (damn you Netflix).
As far as I know, CenturyLink has no bandwidth caps which would be nice and
they are priced better than Comcast. If I go CenturyLink, can I have
XMission as my ISP or is it CenturyLink only? Any compelling reasons NOT to
go with CenturyLink?



Thanks,



Colt

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21-10-2011 04:14 AM
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Most everything said here is right on.

CTL (was Qwest) doesn't allow XMission to be the service provider on anything over 3 Mbps, which in actual practice is more often 1.5. (Long story of deregulation run amok).

CTL does not have enforced data caps. Yet. I'm rather sure they will, but for now they do not. Comcast does indeed have a 250 GB cap, but it appears to be sporadically enforced. Once they choose to enforce it, though, you're pretty screwed.

Comcast upload is actually quite a bit faster than DSL. Standard Comcast residential service in most of Utah is powered by DOCSIS 3.0, and is currently operating anywhere between 12-24 Mbps down and 3-5 Mbps up, depending on your location. It costs more, but you can often work their retention department to stay on top of the current promotions. I haven't paid full price in years.

If you can get UTOPIA, I'll give you a 50/50 line with 1 TB data cap for $60, and I'm happy to tell you with full confidence that UTOPIA through XMission is vastly superior than both of the above offers. I wish I lived in a UTOPIA neighborhood.

Warren S. N. Woodward
Director, Broadband Services
XMission Internet

(801) 303-0819
(877) XMISSION ext 119

----- Original Message -----

> I've had Qwest/Centurylink DSL for quite a while now. When it was at
> 1.5M, I could have Xmission as my ISP, but when I upgraded to 7M
> Qwest forced me to switch to using them as the ISP. I upgraded to
> 20M a few months ago, but the speed tests were pretty erratic and I
> don't think I ever actually topped 14M or so in practice. I actually
> just downgraded back to 12M today to save the $10/mth and can't
> really tell the difference so far. (I'm a cheapskate, what can I
> say). I have no idea how any of it is for gaming, but Centurylink's
> upstream is still a whopping 896k, where I'm pretty sure Comcast's
> is a bit higher. Never had a problem with caps, at least.

> -slothdog

> Sent from my iPod

> On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Colt Potter < >
> wrote:

> > CenturyLink now has their 20 megabit DSL available in my
> > neighborhood, and I'm strongly considering dumping Comcast and
> > switching to CenturyLink. My ping times with many of the
> > games/servers I play have been disappointing with Comcast's 30 meg
> > service (150ms or higher) and I've received a warning notice for
> > exceeding 250 gigs of bandwidth in a month (damn you Netflix). As
> > far as I know, CenturyLink has no bandwidth caps which would be
> > nice
> > and they are priced better than Comcast. If I go CenturyLink, can I
> > have XMission as my ISP or is it CenturyLink only? Any compelling
> > reasons NOT to go with CenturyLink?
>

> > Thanks,
>

> > Colt
>
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21-10-2011 04:37 AM
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I too live in a non utopia city so I use a Comcast business connection - about 25/10 with no cap for.... $93/mo

Nothing is perfect.


On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:14 PM, Warren Woodward <> wrote:

> Most everything said here is right on.
>
> CTL (was Qwest) doesn't allow XMission to be the service provider on anything over 3 Mbps, which in actual practice is more often 1.5. (Long story of deregulation run amok).
>
> CTL does not have enforced data caps. Yet. I'm rather sure they will, but for now they do not. Comcast does indeed have a 250 GB cap, but it appears to be sporadically enforced. Once they choose to enforce it, though, you're pretty screwed.
>
> Comcast upload is actually quite a bit faster than DSL. Standard Comcast residential service in most of Utah is powered by DOCSIS 3.0, and is currently operating anywhere between 12-24 Mbps down and 3-5 Mbps up, depending on your location. It costs more, but you can often work their retention department to stay on top of the current promotions. I haven't paid full price in years.
>
> If you can get UTOPIA, I'll give you a 50/50 line with 1 TB data cap for $60, and I'm happy to tell you with full confidence that UTOPIA through XMission is vastly superior than both of the above offers. I wish I lived in a UTOPIA neighborhood.
>
>
>
> Warren S. N. Woodward
> Director, Broadband Services
> XMission Internet
>
> (801) 303-0819
> (877) XMISSION ext 119
>
> I've had Qwest/Centurylink DSL for quite a while now. When it was at 1.5M, I could have Xmission as my ISP, but when I upgraded to 7M Qwest forced me to switch to using them as the ISP. I upgraded to 20M a few months ago, but the speed tests were pretty erratic and I don't think I ever actually topped 14M or so in practice. I actually just downgraded back to 12M today to save the $10/mth and can't really tell the difference so far. (I'm a cheapskate, what can I say). I have no idea how any of it is for gaming, but Centurylink's upstream is still a whopping 896k, where I'm pretty sure Comcast's is a bit higher. Never had a problem with caps, at least.
>
> -slothdog
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Colt Potter <> wrote:
>
> CenturyLink now has their 20 megabit DSL available in my neighborhood, and I'm strongly considering dumping Comcast and switching to CenturyLink. My ping times with many of the games/servers I play have been disappointing with Comcast's 30 meg service (150ms or higher) and I've received a warning notice for exceeding 250 gigs of bandwidth in a month (damn you Netflix). As far as I know, CenturyLink has no bandwidth caps which would be nice and they are priced better than Comcast. If I go CenturyLink, can I have XMission as my ISP or is it CenturyLink only? Any compelling reasons NOT to go with CenturyLink?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Colt
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21-10-2011 07:29 AM
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At 09:14 PM 10/20/2011, you wrote:
>Most everything said here is right on.
>
>CTL (was Qwest) doesn't allow XMission to be the service provider on
>anything over 3 Mbps, which in actual practice is more often
>1.5. (Long story of deregulation run amok).
>
>CTL does not have enforced data caps. Yet. I'm rather sure they
>will, but for now they do not. Comcast does indeed have a 250 GB
>cap, but it appears to be sporadically enforced. Once they choose
>to enforce it, though, you're pretty screwed.
>
>Comcast upload is actually quite a bit faster than DSL. Standard
>Comcast residential service in most of Utah is powered by DOCSIS
>3.0, and is currently operating anywhere between 12-24 Mbps down and
>3-5 Mbps up, depending on your location. It costs more, but you can
>often work their retention department to stay on top of the current
>promotions. I haven't paid full price in years.
>
>If you can get UTOPIA, I'll give you a 50/50 line with 1 TB data cap
>for $60, and I'm happy to tell you with full confidence that UTOPIA
>through XMission is vastly superior than both of the above
>offers. I wish I lived in a UTOPIA neighborhood.
>
>
>
>Warren S. N. Woodward
>Director, Broadband Services
>XMission Internet
>
>(801) 303-0819
>(877) XMISSION ext 119

Wraith(IDL):

As the others have stated CL is just Qwest re branded. Its the same
people, and the same stupid, short sighted policy nonsense. I have a
1.5 DSL line for back up out here (the best I can get because of QW's
LONG history of poor construction and such). My comcast line is 25/4
meg. I'd dearly love to have UTOPIA, but comcast and QW(now CL) got
to our Dear Leaders out here in Taylorsville, and so its not
available. I'd really like to know what type of Sweet Deal they
offered our Dear Leaders to achieve that.


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