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High Speed AOL with Time Warner Cable

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markass    0

I just have to say that AOL High Speed Cable isn't so bad when it's high speed as opposed to dial-up. I have Time Warner Cable in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and everybody on my street (43 houses) has either Road Runner, Earthlink or AOL high speed internet access with Time Warner Cable. I was surfing at around 6 pm my time on Friday evening and was getting a consistent speed of 2.0 to 2.5 Megabits per second. And AOL is not that bad at those speeds and the fact that I'm always on. All of my street gets speeds of 3.5 to 4.0 megabits per second in the early morning say at around 3 in the morning.

So for those of you who say that AOL sucks the big one it does when you talk about dial-up access. But some people would be lucky to reach 1.5 Mbps on cable modem service and for me to have aol with speeds of 2.5 Mbps on Friday nights I say AOL rocks. I tried Earthlink and Road Runner and got the same speeds as some of my friends who had AOL high speed cable so I said to myself why not just get AOL. So I did and I ended up getting faster speeds. I had one night it was so fast I went to MSDN and downloaded Windows XP Pro in less than 20 minutes.

My transfer rate was 463.76 KB/s (kilo-bytes not kilo-bits). So with that said AOL rocks and nobody can tell me otherwise. So if your a die hard AOL fan but can't take the dial-up crap see if you can get it through you local cable provider if you have one.

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neo1980    0

AOL rocks. yes...it also rocks when they spy on ur AOL mail and everything u click on the internet..that rocks 2

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MxxCon    0

you enjoy each time loading that crapass software? and browse everywhere thru a proxy?

ok..."ponder:

you could go with earthlink and have nice fat-free internet connection..

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DrOmango    3

Yea enjoy your cable untill u get ripped off!

your cable will be capped at 250 k/sec download and 50 k/sec upload

i was downloading at 10 mbit but now 250 K/sec

how gay is that? I feel like im being ripped off

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markass    0

AOL is great if you have nothing to hide. Plus where I live we won't have that problem called "capping" because I as well as my neighbers live on Clearwater Beach with 1 million dollar houses or more which means if all of us come together we can force them to upgrade their networks to give us those speeds with a little thing called "money". I hate to say this but money can buy you happiness as well as any other da*n thing we want. I've had Road Runner with Time Warner when Time Warner came in hear and took over Cablevision. Road Runner at that time cost over 100.00 a month (1992) and since that time that little thang called money has forced Time Warner to upgrade our area just about every year. I can only think of one year that they didn't. You can be mad at me all you want but it will never bother me because nothing bothers me because of that little thing called (you know what this is) and with that said I don't have to repeat myself. I don't even deal with money. If I have to buy something with my credit card do you think I actually use my own credit card. No I don't think so. I give a third-party person cash and they use their credit card. I don't care who or what traces me on the internet because money can get me and my family out of the whole picture. That's just a fact of reality. Buy the way my house is the 2nd most expensive house in this area with the exception of Hulk Hogan's house. Oh buy the way Warren Sapp lives down the street too as well as Tony Dungy (well I don't want to go there today or anyday).

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X-fibRe    0

So how much do u pay now for you AOL?

Cause I live in Florahome, FL and no cables are available here:(

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markass    0

AOL high speed cable costs 44.95/month. Verizon DSL sucks because I'm lucky if I can get speeds up to 768kbps and money can't get them to upgrade their network because there is nothing to upgrade because of the limitations of phone lines. But on the other hand cable networks have more than enough room to upgrade their networks for the future for new services or even to support more new subscribers. In this case money can force Time Warner to upgrade thier networks because thier networks can be upgraded. There's nothing more you can do with DSL except beefing up the signal which is a temperary soluation to the problem and doesn't do much good. So if you live in an area that doesn't have cable you should all get together and get cable because of the fact that if worse comes to worse you can eventually force you cable company to upgrade their networks to provide you with better speeds but you all have to put an effort into it. We have money but it doesn't do any good if we don't work together and walk the walk. One person can't do it alone. Even if you don't have a lot of money the above still applies. You yourself can call in all you want and it won't do any good but if your whole community calls in and demands the service you're paying for they will be forces to upgrade thier network. I own my company and the one thing I'll say is we don't give a rats azz about one person but we get scared about losing dozens of customers and we will eventually be forced to comply with our customers requests to prevent losing dozens of customers.

Businesses don't care about losing 5 customers to save the expense of having to spend money to meet their wishes. But we do care about losing 100 customers and we will do anything to keep those customers. There's only so much any given company can allow themselves to lose.

Microsoft can afford to lose 1000 customers. But they will do anything you want if it will cost them 1 million customers. But in most cases it never gets to that step because customers can talk the talk but they never walk the walk so people never see that side of the story. If you want Microsoft to make a good and stable product all of the United States and other countries have to walk the walk and force them to do it. Nobody listens to talk but they will listen to someone who walks the walks in addition to talking the talk. But this is an all or nothing thing. You either do it or you don't. Enough said.

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X-fibRe    0

yes, but broadband is available only in the cities with some exceptions.

I live in a small town, and there is nothing but dial up here.

Only my school has T1.

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robinmthomas    0

First of: markass is a tool

Second: markass doesn't know what he is talking about

Third: No one cares how much markass's parents paid for their house.

Four: Your puny little group of friends don't matter to AOL.

Your qoute:

Plus where I live we won't have that problem called "capping" because I as well as my neighbers live on Clearwater Beach with 1 million dollar houses or more which means if all of us come together we can force them to upgrade their networks to give us those speeds with a little thing called "money".

You are nothing to AOL. Your speed is uncapped because their is no demand in your area. I don't care how many people live on your street. The minute AOL can sell more subscribers they will forget about you in a hard beat. You are nothing more than a revnue stream and guess what, my friend, if they cap your download where are you going to go. Nowhere, because you and your dumb neighbors can't use anything but AOL to surf the web and check for new porn.

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robinmthomas    0

Don't ever waste our time again with your mindless statements about money. I don't care, I don't want to care, and most importantly, I don't believe you. I think you are a 12 year old boy with no friends.

Any FYI, don't offer challenge like you did in a public bullentin board. Someone can **** your life up and geuss what....they can **** your parents life up as well. That includes stealing all your parents money and then before you know it you have to go work in some factory because you need to help pay your parents bills.

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sd_ba2271    0

X-fibRe writes..

yes, but broadband is available only in the cities with some exceptions.

I live in a small town, and there is nothing but dial up here.

Only my school has T1.

Not necessarily so....

I live smack dab in the middle of Montana and I am on a cable connection

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Big Booger    0

SImple as that, enjoy your measely 2 mbit-3 mbit, try 8mbit in Japan hahahahaha

as far as money can buy you happiness, that is pathetic and low, and well shallow....

Good for you, enjoy your million dollar home, while people in Afghanistan are dying, children, babies, women. YOU my friend are sad... not them....

Also, I have family who live in clearwater, and I know for a fact they are not like you. They have a heart...

Big Booger

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MxxCon    0

hey markASS. your rich ass is happy now. next month time warner will see that they charge you only $50/month for uncapped bandwith and they'll cap it to 128kbit. you want faster speeds? shell out $500/month. money doesn't matter to you just like it doesn't matter to everybody else here who's got most expensive house on your street.

that bull you said about phone lines being limited and other crap..is nothing more than bull. phone company can upgrade their network just as well as cable company can.

and since you have money coming out of all your orifices, why don't you get yourself a fiber and dont' have to worry about cap or other poor man issues?

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mortensen    0
Oh buy the way Warren Sapp lives down the street too as well as Tony Dungy (well I don't want to go there today or anyday).
I've had Road Runner with Time Warner when Time Warner came in hear and took over Cablevision.
which is a temperary soluation

Hey, shame all that money can't even buy a basic education. There are 12yr olds who have a better comprehension of the English language than you.

Although I'm sure having internet connections as fast as that is great, when all you do is download with P2P programs you soon find that they never max out a normal cable connection anyway.

NEway, if you have so much money then why are you using normal cable? If I had that much money I would have my own personal 100MBit connection to the internet.

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