[lug] Qwest DSL download speed reduced

Chip Atkinson chip at pupman.com
Sun May 28 06:27:46 MDT 2006

True about the sites' speed, but for me it was that I was too far from the
CO as well as the quality of the physical circuit to my house.  The house
wiring wasn't very "speedy" either, but that was fixed easily enough.  At
one point I was on the phone with their support people and they were able
to test the DSL connection.  It did not even test at the subscribed speed.
That's where it was frustrating -- they sold me something they "knew"
wouldn't work. (Granted an organization like Qwest can't really be
expected to actually be that well coordinated)

On Sun, 28 May 2006, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 08:48:48PM -0600, Chip Atkinson wrote:
> >One other thing to beware of -- Qwest will sell you 1.5Mb service even if
> >your wires won't support that speed.  Be careful that you are even capable
> >of getting that speed as well.  
> Both the QWest and Comcast services are sold as "up to", I imagine at least
> partly because they are unable to ensure that the site you are going to has
> anything like 8mbps of bandwidth.  Partly because their network is
> oversubscribed, so it could be saturated at times.  Such is life.
> Thanks,
> Sean
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