Internet speed ads


Old 01-18-17, 03:35 PM
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Internet speed ads

Why is it that during the evening news we have to be subjected to 50 ads about how fast "our" internet speeds are ?

Verizon Fios and Optimum cable. Touting that they are each faster than the other for less money. Now Fios has 750M service for the same price. Who are they kidding.

I have Fios 50 + 50 and am paying extra for it.
Cable internet speeds were dismal around here during peak times.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:28 PM
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Remember their built in disclaimer...."up to xxMBs". You never get the best.
Old 01-18-17, 06:32 PM
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My speed can range from slightly faster than advertised to maybe a tenth of advertised depending on which server I connect to during a speed test. More often than not I think it is the site I am attempting to connect to that has the slower speed problem.
Old 01-19-17, 09:34 AM
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On a similar note, why does Microsoft Edge keep popping up a warning that Firefox is slowing me down and using more resources than Edge will? How to stop the pop-up?

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