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Questions About DSL Internet

#1 Post by BlaineG » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:07 pm

I've always had very fast Comcast Internet.....50+ mbps
I'd like to move, and the internet available in a smaller town setting around here is DSL at around <10 mbps or so......
Will that reliably stream NetFlix and other video streaming services? NetFlix and Prime Streaming says it's enough, but?????
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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#2 Post by harry » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:19 pm

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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#3 Post by BlaineG » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:39 pm

harry wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Found this Blaine
https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/utiliti ... -you-need/
Thanks.....I've seen the same info just about everyplace, and "THEY" say it's ok....I guess I'd like to hear some first-hand experience.....I might not have a choice. The small towns in desireable areas only have DSL at best.
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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#4 Post by vancelw » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm

Yes, it's enough. Unless you like to watch HD or 4K. Then I'm not sure.

I watch Netflix on the lowest resolution to save my bandwidth. I'm on satellite so I get a limited amount of 12k download. Even when I get choked down to the slower speed, Netfix still streams.

I seldom watch Amazon prime because it won't let me set the resolution. It downloads as fast as the internet will let is and gobbles up my monthly allotment
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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#5 Post by BenT » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:52 pm

I get about 8 MPs on my DSL. Netflix and Amazon works just fine because the way they compress the files. Live streaming something on the internet can sometimes have an issue.

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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#6 Post by roughcreek » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:03 pm

We are about 6 miles from town and Century Link DSL is the only thing available here. I get 6MB to 14MB and they call that high speed. We used to have Netflix but the
constant buffering was so frustrating we dropped Netflix. Every time a new customer signs up it slows down, to where now they are not taking any more customers in this area.
One neighbor switched to satellite but says the charges when he reaches his data limit is not good. we complain constantly to no avail. some have done some investigating and
found out that if they upgraded their equipment about a mile from here we could have reasonable speed but they say it is too expensive. Good Luck. Perhaps you will have a
different provider and get better service.
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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#7 Post by Griff » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am

I'm on DSL at the house... have been for the 20 or so years. Other than dial-up or satellite internet, it's the only option when we first moved here. It's only been in the last 5 years that cable has become an option... but they want a boatload of money to bring cable down our road... In fact when I first heard of DSL, we were among the only two areas offered in our county. I jumped at it. It far exceeds dial-up and is far more reliable and far cheaper than satellite. I think we're now limited to 100 GB a month... but it's only $10 for 50GB after that. The only time we get near or exceed that is when my son is home... he downloads and streams both hulu and netflix.

What speeds exc. we get I don't know. I watch a couple of sailing channels, and as long as I keep my speeds to 760 or less I'm fine. Even if he's streaming a movie at the same time. We get ours direct thru AT&T. I used to use Earthlink, as they were the first ones to offer in our area. Then... about 10 or so years ago, our phones were struck by lightning. What a fiasco that turned into. After 3 weeks of finger pointing and "it's their fault"... I asked AT&T straight what was wrong with my DSL. They said, quite bluntly, "... your provider."

15 minutes later I had a new provider and my DSL was switched back on. Have not had an interruption of service since. So, my only advice is, pick your provider with care. Yes, I recommend AT&T here... but I maybe wouldn't be so quick to do so in other areas.

We're 30 or so miles from the main hub, like the 2nd largest hub in the world... so volume is key, if we were on a smaller hub, we'd be slower, so it really depends on YOUR circumstances... you need to talk to the folks around where you're moving.
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Re: Questions About DSL Internet

#8 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:02 pm

Griff wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am
I'm on DSL at the house... have been for the 20 or so years. Other than dial-up or satellite internet, it's the only option when we first moved here. It's only been in the last 5 years that cable has become an option... but they want a boatload of money to bring cable down our road... In fact when I first heard of DSL, we were among the only two areas offered in our county. I jumped at it. It far exceeds dial-up and is far more reliable and far cheaper than satellite. I think we're now limited to 100 GB a month... but it's only $10 for 50GB after that. The only time we get near or exceed that is when my son is home... he downloads and streams both hulu and netflix.

What speeds exc. we get I don't know. I watch a couple of sailing channels, and as long as I keep my speeds to 760 or less I'm fine. Even if he's streaming a movie at the same time. We get ours direct thru AT&T. I used to use Earthlink, as they were the first ones to offer in our area. Then... about 10 or so years ago, our phones were struck by lightning. What a fiasco that turned into. After 3 weeks of finger pointing and "it's their fault"... I asked AT&T straight what was wrong with my DSL. They said, quite bluntly, "... your provider."

15 minutes later I had a new provider and my DSL was switched back on. Have not had an interruption of service since. So, my only advice is, pick your provider with care. Yes, I recommend AT&T here... but I maybe wouldn't be so quick to do so in other areas.

We're 30 or so miles from the main hub, like the 2nd largest hub in the world... so volume is key, if we were on a smaller hub, we'd be slower, so it really depends on YOUR circumstances... you need to talk to the folks around where you're moving.
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