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Jul 23, 2012


Wade Brandis

I'm from Winner, and we live not far from the city limits, and we do get DSL service from Golden West, even though we live too far out to get cable TV, but I digress.

The 6mbps download speed is good enough for me and my family, and I rarely encounter download issues with streaming video sites like YouTube and Blip (if our modem didn't conk out that is). But, why must we be stuck with 512kbps uploads when we can get 6mpbs download speeds? It makes no sense!

What Winner needs is either a second internet provider, or WiMax. Satellite internet could technically count, but I have not had experience with that type of service.

Does Winner even have cable internet within city limits? Same provider, but cable internet beats DSL in terms of speed.

[[[ Note from Doug--- GWTC has the cable system in Winner. They enjoy a near monopoly and exploit it fully. Satellite TV from one of the dish networks is about the only other option. Friends visiting here from New York State were using Verizon's MYFI which worked well for e-mail, Skype, etc. They had two laptops wirelessly connected That is a bit expensive unless you need the moveable connection.
Golden West internet connection contracts had provisions banning server or streaming video connections. I don't know if that is still part of their contracts, but it is certainly part of their mindset when they limit upload speeds. Not sure if this note is helpful or just more aggravation however. ]]]]]]

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