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Whole town having broadband problems!!!

by lmahek / November 27, 2009 1:33 PM PST

Hi, I live in a small town that has somekind of knock cable provider, PineTree. They have been providing the town with cable tv for many years and started with braodband about 5 years ago. I signed up with in a month of starting and it was ok. Now I can't even play a game with out major lag until 1:00am. I know several people in town who has the service and all agree that it's not much better than dialup. I pay 40.00 plus tax and modem rentel monthly for what is supose to be 10mbs. I have ran a couple of speedtest online and they show that I run at about 58 to 75k. I have called provider sereal times about problem and I am always told that its my computer. But that shouldn't affect my 360 right? Also everyone else is having same problems. I play online with 2 of my friends and I can tell a drop in my speed anytime they log on at there house. Is there anything that I can do to prove to provider that it's not my pc (1 dell 2 months old desk top, 6 month old dell laptop, and a 5 year old compaqe) I can understand the old one but the 2 new ones? both with vista dual cores and 4 gigs ram. wouldn't think that would cause a problem. Or is there some kinda of regulation board I could report the problem to, to force them to fix problem?

Thanks for help.

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Your city councel . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 27, 2009 8:29 PM PST

is who approves these types of providers. Complain to them. They have the power to revoke the license if the provider does not perform up to spec.

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Throw the bums out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2009 12:46 AM PST

Back in 2000 time frame, Verizon would goof and DSL would get shut down in most of New England. Now with more competitors you find less down time.

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